The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 851
Yegor wakes up gradually to a new day. His ex-wife Svetza calls. It’s Yegor’s parent day with their daughter, Nastya. And he will take her to see Dr. Belensky the next day. Yegor and Sveta avoid their customary quarreling.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 14: Chetirnadtsat’
Salesman-Drake lands at a remote mine in Africa and makes the manager a very attractive offer.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 10: The Salesman Gets a Partner
A barkeep on an interstellar waystation survives a customer event and develops a strategy for success and happiness:
Ken Poyner, You Might Have To Leave Home To Succeed.|
When Tormot Sompo goes on a quest to find a cure for an incurable disease, Reality teaches him a lesson about the nature of time: James Rumpel, A Quest for Heaven, part 1; conclusion.
|A date for a kind of high-school prom that comes years late? Better late than never. Yes, much better: Charles C. Cole, The 50th Annual Life Partner Shindig.|
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, Apollo 13|
Harris Coverley, A Rant on Man: an Anti-Misanthropy|
James Robert Rudolph, There Is No Malibu Cred in Santa Fe
Michael Wooff, A Dizain for Palissy
Challenge 850 Response discusses Knock-Knock with Cheryl W. Ruggiero.|
Challenge 851 figures wishes may sometimes come true, sometimes partly, sometimes not. The result seems to be a Wish Wash.
|Channie Greenberg, The Nexus of the Sun, the Moon and Mother excerpt|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.