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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 463

Novel Katia will be a new voice on the Galactic Council, but she’s an old hand at politics: euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 2: Collusion, part 1
Novellas Camping alone on a new planet, Omar Jones makes a new friend, one who shares some old feelings: Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 4: The Forest

Michael begins to learn where the strange voices are coming from. He’s been channeling old-time television, and the birds can’t get enough of it: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, chapter 4.
Two old Cold War spies bid each other a sad farewell at the end of their long careers: Edward Ahern, Alte Kameraden, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

What can you do for a girl who can do anything? Tim Jeffreys, The Thought She Blurted Out.

New contributor Jordan E. Mierek depicts a man cursed by an evil Midas touch: The Golden Man.

Sometimes life can be so hard and unfair that a clock starts ticking toward a time of decision: Bolaji Odofin, Clocks.

When one is forbidden to write stories, one becomes them: Kathleen Rohr, Angie in Wonderland.
So this is the way the world ends, with a government bureaucrat who’s lost and has an odd fixation on dirt basements: Charles C. Cole, Company Business.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, The Smith’s Gold
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, My Beloved Amateur
Mike Florian, Albatross


Frank Wedekind, Der Gefangene — The Prisoner
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jordan E. Mierek
Challenge Challenge 463: On the Sea and Over
The Reading
Abha Iyengar, Flash Bites, excerpt
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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