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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 888

Serial Reggie Suggins is scorned by his wife and fired by his exploitative boss. Reggie’s rage arouses within him an ancient demon of vengeance named Samael: John W. Steele, The Force Within, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Guillaume Boisset raises questions of artistry and quality for a pastry chef and his employee in The Orinoco Mille-Feuille Trials, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Emer Mahoney brings back an old story from Ireland about the value of friendship and a home: The Touch.

Fulfilling childhood dreams can be a laudable ambition, but not if it’s too easy: James Rumpel, The Instancy Effect.

New contributor Robert Wenson introduces an interstellar spaceship pilot with a pet named Lilly. She appears to be a cuddly otherworldly feline until one sees The Way the Cat Pounces, part 1; conclusion.
Compromise can open the door to family unity: Charles C. Cole, The Habiliments of Home.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Rediscovering Your Beauty
Gary Inbinder, Iceberg Alert
New contributor Ann Christine Tabaka, Life Melting


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Guillaume Boisset, Emer Mahoney, Ann C. Tabaka and Robert Wenson.
Challenge Challenge 888 finds that, at times, some special Living Assistance can come in handy.
The Reading
Gary Clifton, Murdering Homer excerpt
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Hot Rod

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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