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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 423

Quarter’s End: This is the last regular issue of the first quarter of 2011. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 413-423 in our First Quarterly Review. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 424 on March 28.
Novel Jonas revists the Bureau of Personal Information Protection and then goes to spy on the receptionist and her family. He compares the esthetics of art and that of industrial debris: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 11.
Serial Grimble must come clean to Mrs. Glorn. And without the dead weight of the alien interface, he must hone new skills for battles to come: Harry Lang, The University of Dreams and Knowledge, part 3; conclusion.
What if an old evil could have been prevented? The future might have looked a lot brighter: Lou Antonelli, Black Hats and Blackberrys.

The trouble with exploring alien planets is that preconceived notions may keep you from knowing what you discover: Albert J. Manachino, Morning Encounter, part 1; conclusion.

The designer deities don’t make designs, they reveal them: Cheryl W. Ruggiero, Designer Deities.

Some tests are easier than they look, some are harder: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Exam.
New contributor Nick Lewandowski introduces two electronic beings who seem to need each other: I Eat the Body Electric.
Poetry New contributor Philip M. Bennett, Silence or Laughter
Michael Lee Johnson, Kansas
Oonah V. Joslin, Armchair Observatory, NASA December 6, 2010


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nick Lewandowski.
Challenge Challenge 417 Response: Donna Hole, “Left Behind” and “Naming Characters”

Challenge 423 beholds A Bowl of Living Water.
The Reading
Henry F. Tonn reviews Spinetingler magazine.
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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