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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 400

Novel Peter still has lots to complain about, in between his moments of mild pre-teen ecstasy. And his big brother Robert has been stepping out. Jane is in a surprising hurry to give Peter some stunning insights into what’s now round the corner for him and everybody else. And then...
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book II: Never So Good
Chapter 9: 1963, part 1; part 2
Chapter 10: Tomorrow’s World
Novellas DJ gets some colorful and friendly advice for the lovelorn.
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 12: Jam & Jerky

Rod, Rex and Rhoda are on the lam from Rumex and their clones. Decisions about the future can’t be put off much longer. And when their vehicle breaks down in the wilderness, Rhoda thinks of a sure-fire way to summon help.
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
Chapter 16: Fun on the Run
Chapter 17: Clunk
Chapter 18: At the Crossroads
Henry has to find a way to salvage the ratings of a TV drama set on Mars, but the drama behind the scenes is the one that really needs a scriptwriter: Colin P. Davies, Henry Jumps a Shark, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Michael C. Keith introduces Barry Suskind, who yearns for his proverbial fifteen minutes of fame and is ready to pay the price, no matter how inflated it may be: Growing Fame.

New contributor R. W. Nichols brings Chase to a wilderness campsite, where he enjoys the vacationers he meets. Yes, he really enjoys them, more than all but one of them realizes — too late: Chase’s Camping Trip.

Marion Maybelle Peters suffers Roman and forgives him much — but not the flowers. The flowers put everything and everyone in a new light: Diana Pollin, Night Shift, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
When you sell your dreams, what’s left for you? Julie Wornan, The Dream Slaves.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, Amorpho


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Michael C. Keith and R. W. Nichols.
The Critics’
Carmen Ruggero and Don Webb discuss Timing and Indulgence.
Don Webb, “Never So Good
Challenge Challenge 400 repeats the past First as Tragedy, Then as Farce.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Arnaldur Indriðason, Silence of the Grave
The Art
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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