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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 451

Novels A figure emerges from the shadows and explains Nakoma’s motives for deceiving Donas: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Kev proposes a novel but consistent interpretation of Hamlet, to the consternation of his classmates: Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Novella Jake is on the trail of the strange radio signals. Meanwhile, Fred seems to have taken an implausible extraterrestrial jaunt: Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth, chapter 3, part 2.
Serial New contributor Michael C. Thompson introduces a group of nuclear-armed nihilists who target religious communities: The Negatives
Chapter 1: Vessel
Chapter 2: Liquid
The fictional secret agent James Bond missed out on a happy home life — with a mole: Bertil Falk, Those Who Sleep, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Russell Helms tells a dark and funny story about What Glenda Wanted.

New contributor Steven P. Servis portrays a couple who, like predatory insects, seem to be intent on devouring each other: As the Spider Patiently Waits.

What do old folks do when the kids go out on the town for the evening? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Night of the Living Grandpas.

Marley has to wait a long time for a superstition to pay off: Ron Van Sweringen, An Added Bonus.
The media manipulates, but who shall manipulate the manipulators? Martin Hill Ortiz, Little Dog.
Poetry Allison Grayhurst, Let the Joy In
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Chain


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Russell Helms, Steven P. Servis, and Michael C. Thompson.
Challenge Challenge 451 asks Say Who?
The Photo
Richard Ong Meets Deep Space 9’s Ezri Dax
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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