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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 892

Novel New contributor Jef Coburn introduces Neil, who is courteous and sensitive in male-female interactions. In fact, he’s quite self-confident until he meets a new friend, Jade.
Novella New contributor Brian Clark introduces Richard, a surly, self-important newspaper copy editor. That is, until he begins to find himself at the center of some very strange occurrences: That Other Guy, chapter 1; Chapter 2.
What strange things might reading do to us? Do we really want to know? Ed Blundell, Start at the End.

President Eva Martinez is a skilled politician and knows that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” In combating invaders from outer space, she sets about to recruit — and manage — all the allies she can get, no matter what “parties” they belong to: A. M. Johnson, A New Normal, part 1; conclusion.

First pioneers into dangerous country are rightly remembered. It doesn’t matter who — or what — they are: Sasha A. Palmer, Canis Familiaris.
Poor Charlie grumps at getting spam phone calls. But then, someone named Hake calls from a very long distance and, at the same time, very close by: Charles C. Cole, The Long-Distance Call.
Poetry Nick Pipitone, Cheap Carnival
Gary Beck, Weather Change
James Robert Rudolph, Casual Hunting


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Brian Clark and Jef Coburn.
Challenge Challenge 892 says, whether completing a survey or packing up, be sure to Check All Boxes.
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Lilith and House Guests

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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