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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 447

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Novel Donas, panic-stricken, prepares to flee the South People: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella The tavernkeeper ends as she was before the return of John the Leader, just more disillusioned: Maxwell Jameson, The Man With a City in His Head, conclusion.
New contributor James Bright imagines how a Spartan officer might have saved the day at the battle of Thermopylae: Building the Bronze Wall.

John MacCodrum doesn’t want to be like his father. And a good thing, too; the Blue Men have an old score to settle: S. J. McKenzie, The Blue Men of the Minch, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

A soldier from a battle in an old war for independence gives new hope to a blind artist: Richard Ong, Found in Action.

Don’t go poking around in a salesman’s display case, especially if you can’t find the bottom: Thomas Willits, Heart of Truth, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
A scientist learns the hard way the lesson of relative risk: Harry Lang, The Sun Men.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Washerwoman
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, 00111111
Essay New contributor James Graham examines the universal in lyric poetry: Li Qingzhao’s Ornaments.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes James Bright and James Graham.
Challenge Challenge 447 has an identity crisis: And They Are Us.
The Art
Tony Cochran, Agnes, 9/11
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Bewildering Stories News

This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week we’ll bring you the Third Quarterly Review. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 448 on September 26.

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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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