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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 889

Novella New contributor C. M. Barnes takes Alec and Mira to a cabin in a remote wilderness for summer vacation. Wildlife, neighbors and guests bring trouble and the Shadow Hour, part 1; part 2.
Serial Reggie Suggins has found in Samael a force to be reckoned with: John W. Steele, The Force Within, part 3; part 4.
New contributor Michael Jess Alexander introduces Hunter, who moves among people who seem to be possessed by a cold, impassive spirit. Be wary of any engaged in Quiet Mimicry, part 1; conclusion.

A ghost can become very real, especially when Mike doesn’t know it is one: Jeff Dosser, Night Walk.
Which is more important: obscure genealogy or the love of one’s life? Not to worry: Gary Clifton, Relative Matters.

You know something is wrong when everything goes right: Jeffrey Greene, The Good Day.
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Summoning Themis
Meg Smith, A Home for Minor Planets


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes C. M. Barnes and Michael Jess Alexander.
Challenge Challenge 889 wishes you a nice day, But Not Too Nice a Day.
The Reading
Gary Clifton, Dragon Marks Eight excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Marianne and Elinor

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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