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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 883

Novel The attack on the Cygnian factory in Botswana seems not to have had the expected effect. Perplexed, the fossil-fuel producers plan to make their effort personal.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 42: Desperation
Chapter 43: Speculations
Novella Liesl has left Saul and gone home, but he retains her scanner. Despite his doubts about the device, he intends to put it to good use: J. H. Malone, Drunk on Time, part 11; conclusion.
New contributor Salim Kingo depicts Tengzi, of the Reindeer People, an old man who forgets that ambitions for power and status usually come at a price: The Widow.

In a nuclear apocalypse, people inside and outside a fallout shelter may think the same way: Gordon Sun, Bunker Mentality, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Timothy Yeo introduces a strange and contagious affliction that affects a school with a rather rigid curriculum: Yixin’s Hunger, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
A haunting can last from youth to a very old age: Gary Inbinder, The Sketch.
Jo-Ann Newton, Magic Exists

Charles Baudelaire, Enivrez-vous — Get High


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Salim Kingo and Timothy Yeo.
Challenge Challenge 883 rediscovers Wine, Poetry and Virtue.
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, Demurral excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Robot City

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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