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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 885

New contributor Jacob Austin gives a cat lover a big, bad surprise when Scrabble Goes to the Vet, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

A mother and son discover the truth of the old saying “Better late than never”: Morris J. Marshall, Lucid Window, part 1; conclusion.

Want to dunk a witch? First, prove she is one: J. H. Zech, Eden’s End: Shadows Over Ivalstatt, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
What is the purpose of etiquette? To spare you having to learn the hard way: Charles C. Cole, Notes From a Normal Boy.

It is little known that, in the country known for umbrellas, the umbrellas are actually grown on farms. Buy the latest models early, before having Brexit for breakfast: João Ventura, The Umbrella Farm.
Poetry New contributor Sasha A. Palmer, Medusa
Michael R. Burch, Unlikely Mike
Meg Smith, Fair and Frozen World

Lewayne L. White, Mrs. Quigley’s Last Case is now available in video.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jacob Austin and Sasha A. Palmer.
Challenge Challenge 885 sees a difference between making and growing things. For growth, one needs Sowers and Soil.
Letters Bewildering Stories answers an important question: What Are the Mariner Awards?
The Reading
Roy Dorman, Unweaving a Tangled Web excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Elvengate

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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