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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 875

Novels In Karagaly, Yegor meets Ratsov, an arms dealer in the endless wars of the Caucasus. After telephoning Igor to ask about Crybaby, Yegor turns to Strutsky.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 38: Tridtsat’ Vosem’

James Martin is summoned to a meeting of the recalcitrant energy investors. It does not go well.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Novella Saul meets the new genius professor, Liesl. She invites him to dinner. Before he knows it, Saul is in over his head: J. H. Malone, Drunk on Time, part 3.
New contributor Mike Lee depicts a future with a semi-alternate past in which Dwyer and Mariah, the children of refugees, consider where their home really is: On the Balcony, part 1; conclusion.

An antiquarian is offered an ancient manuscript. When he comes to buy it, the bargain turns out to be something entirely different: John W. Steele, The Replicant, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Gillian Wills has Remi and Cesca move into a rental home. They soon find out why it’s rent-free: Uninvited.
What happens to the people who live by a sea when it disappears? Jeremy N. Marks, Sturgeon Sea.
Poetry LindaAnn LoSchiavo, The Son-In-Law From Hell


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Mike Lee and Gillian Wills.
Challenge Challenge 875 knows that some things go without saying, but some things are just plain Gone Without Saying.
The Art
Channie Greenberg, Exhaling

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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