Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 445

Novel Donas learns the dread secret of the forbidden Storytellers’ Hall. Or does she? Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Having heard a polarized political debate, the tavernkeeper goes off to argue with herself: Maxwell Jameson, The Man With a City in His Head, part 6; part 7.
Serial Tiger King Bole and Queen Ella prepare a new generation to receive their kingdom: Hongping Liu, The King of the Forest
Short
Stories
When in the company of a horse, don’t be grass: Glenn Blakeslee, A Man and a Horse.

An unemployed autodidact raids scholarly conferences for their snacks: Bertil Falk, The Man Who Turned Darwin Upside Down.

Adventurers seek treasure guarded by a giant hand: S. J. McKenzie, Great Hand.

Bill Foley keeps an appointment with Hannah Moraine, but afterwards nobody can remember seeing either of them where they were supposed to be: Richard Ong, Dead Nightingale.
Flash
Fiction
In a future dystopia, trafficking in the past is forbidden: Phillip Donnelly, Necronet Explorer.

Are you responsible for what you did while you were a rabbit? Farida Samerkhanova, Never Trust Witches.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Tiger Has Come to Town
Laura G. Weldon, Sacrifice
Short
Poetry
Mike McGonegal, Fried Bacon

Departments

The Critics’
Corner
Don Webb, Contractions
Challenge Challenge 444 Response: Comedy and Realism in “Josh Henry”
Challenge 445: Who’s Got the Function?
The Art
Gallery
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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