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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 820

Novel Virgil, Izzie and Riku discuss venturing into the mysterious land of Dust. Izzie is drawn to it, but Riku is reluctant.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 42: Pilgrimage
Novella The narrator and his friend Omar have finished their journey. They learn not only where they are but what they are: Jeffrey Greene, To the Berginlight Bridge, conclusion.
In a remote, oil-rich area of the Middle East, a western couple take lodging in a delapidated old mansion. It is haunted. Repairs and a local exorcist provide some help, and an Indian monk offers some wisdom: Mohan Pandey, Run After, Run Away, part 1; conclusion.

In a late-night student “bull session,” even a Philosophy major can begin to get strange ideas about the nature of reality: John B. Rosenman, When the Mad God Wakes.

New contributor Adrian Slonaker shows that becoming a clown may include overcoming traumatic stress: Pop Goes the Phobia, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Belinda Brady shows how a well-meaning tourist can get into trouble unless she has a Capricorn in Her Corner.
Harris Coverley, Warm, Lazy Evening
Memoir New contributor Martha von der Gathen recollects fond memories symbolized by bouquets of Purple Roses.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews John Thiel.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Belinda Brady and Adrian Slonaker.
Challenge Challenge 820 turns Lights On and Out.
The Art
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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