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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 872

News This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review.
Novels At Lunino, Yegor turns toward the “living” town of his youth, but he finds he has literally outgrown it.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 35: Tridtsat’ Pyat’

A committee meets in secret to discuss legislation affecting the Cygnians, their technology, and its portents for the world economy.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
A former Wedge Warrior is sent on a space mission to salvage the Warriors’ reputation: Jack Bragen, The Reputation of the Wedge Warriors.

The value of a stone depends on the stories one tells about it: Gustav Meyrink, The Opal — tr. Michael Wooff

A climber’s last day on a mountain brings the revelation of some strange secrets: Robert Walton, Moroni.
Are human beings really qualified to become roving space aliens? Charles C. Cole, Polysapien Spacemen: the Rightly Stuffed.
Poetry John Grey, The Gombalar
Meg Smith, The Unborn Family


The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Students and Speech
Challenge Challenge 872 finds games to play when Snowbound.
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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