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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 817

Novel Gotenba reveals to Izzalia that the gods are far more complex than she had been led to believe. Meanwhile, Telos confronts Ovid and demands more than half-truths.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 38: Storm
Chapter 39: Deception
Novella Two newfound friends travel a road in a wilderness and consider their place in a world that seems more real than they. What did they and their home villages need most? Philosophers: Jeffrey Greene, To the Berginlight Bridge, part 2.
Park Ranger Leo tells Tim, a new recruit, the rules on Tim’s first day on the job. Tim would do well to listen even more carefully to Leo’s stories about the park: Walter Kwiatkowski, Under the Bandstand.

Steve Brand, a legal assistant, participates in the reading of a will. He learns more about the family than he might ever have wanted to know: Patric Quinn, Until Death Do Us Part, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Luke Saldanha shows what a boy might learn about life from the Shedders.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Memories of a Raindrop
Essay New contributor James Dupree outlines colorfully The Five Stages of Writing.
Memoir Places take meaning from the people they serve and those who work in them: Charles C. Cole, Discovered in a Library.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes James Dupree and Luke Saldanha.
Challenge Challenge 817 puns Rain in the Odors.
Letters Balbina Yang and Bewildering Stories discuss Issue 816.
The Art
Richard Ong, Emerald Night

A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:

“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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