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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 891

Novella Alec turns in desperation to his neighbor, Dave, after entrusting his rifle to Jenny, Claire and Mira. But the mountain lion may still be on the prowl: C. M. Barnes, Shadow Hour, part 5; conclusion.
New contributor Henry Alan Paper takes a traveler to a strange country where he enters a large and bustling restaurant and finds he is In Another Country’s Other Country.

Crushing debt, unemployment and homelessness make young Farren especially vulnerable to exploitation: Janet Sever, Side Gig, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

There’s no demand for Ted’s skills as an engraver and printer, but he can still put them to use: H. E. Vogl, You’ve Got to Make a Profit.
New contributor Marcelo Medone brings Perdita to a planet where she’ll find out what happened to her wayward mining partner: Curtains Close at Purplix.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Stroma
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, The Quietus
Ed Blundell, Sundown
Oonah V. Joslin, Transformations


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Marcelo Medone and Henry Alan Paper.
Challenge Challenge 891 finds that Discerning Intent can sometimes be difficult in determining characters’ motives.
The Art
Richard Ong, Fallen Angel

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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