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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 871

Novels Yegor heads down a country road to Lunino and forty years into his past.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 34: Tridtsat’ Chetire

In Gaborone, Mr. Mundenda is being abducted, and the Cygnians have installed a huge example of industrial architecture.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 30: Back to Gaborone, part 1; part 2
Serial Thanatos seeks justice either now or in the hereafter: J. H. Zech, Eden’s End: The Empty Cell, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Charles David Taylor brings into conflict characters who quote Scripture at each other. They all ought to heed a verse they don’t quote: “They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” (Hosea 8:7): Delphi, Voice From the Cloud, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Sylvie is understandably reluctant to go on dates after dark: Walter Giersbach, Light Up My Life.
Amita brings poetic justice from very far away: Gary Clifton, Karma Bites Back.
Poetry Lori R. Lopez, Social Graces
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Lethe’s Lullaby
John Grey, Revised Instructions

Bewildering Stories interviews Richard Ong.
Letter Bertil Falk, News From Bertil


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Charles David Taylor .
Challenge Challenge 871 discovers a therapeutic technique that seems self-defeating: Rehabductionism.
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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