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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 441

Novel Donas is dressed in finery for a betrothal ceremony: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Jon chases Ravi down on a space station and explains to him the historical significance of the mining-company fraud: Mark Kertzman, The Mississippi Company, chapter 21; chapter 22; conclusion.
Serial Eddie dreams he is visiting the past and wakes up to find that he was: Graham Debenham, A Matter of Time, part 4; part 5; conclusion.
New contributor Madeline Bridgen introduces two mechanical theme-park dinosaurs who grieve what they believe is the loss of their creator: Strange Genesis.

A detective takes a new case in the old style: Michael D. Brooks, McGinnis, part 1; conclusion.

In a mixture of dream and reality, Tam discovers that his “family coat” is a natural one: Rachel V. Olivier, Family Coat, part 1; conclusion.

Two unfortunate wives find an unusual solution to their predicament: call in the upholsterers! Larry Strattner, Interior Designs.
In the end, old childhood toys may recall fond memories — or not: Lesley Mace, Toys in the Attic.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Longest Month of the Year
William W. Harris, Ode to a Rake


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Madeline Bridgen.
The Critics’
Don Webb, Passing Through a Gateless Gate
Challenge Challenge 441: All Dressed Up
The Reading
Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter, excerpt
Jessica Knauss interviews Gary Inbinder.
Letters Marjorie Salzwedel, Television Before Its Time
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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