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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 465

Novel Politics proceeds apace on many fronts, including some dark-alley skulduggery at high levels:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 2: Collusion, part 3
Novellas Omar meets Lyla, who has escaped the “Shepherd”:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 6: The Lesson

Michael damages his implant while attempting to escape from his hospital cell. The mid-20th century TV he’s been channeling gives way to ‘hate radio’ and strange things begin to happen outside his door: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, chapter 6.
A young space-alien researcher inadvertently discovers what happened to humans. She also discovers that the knowledge is strictly forbidden: Wallace W. Cass, Jr., Retrograde, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

‘The boon of immortality comes with a curse, the denial of much-desired motherhood’: Abha Iyengar, Birthing the Blue.

Is there a cure for romantic obsession? A celebrity’s aide tries to warn off a love-smitten stalker: Kenneth Weene, Belinda.
What if the form of a wolf were not a werewolf’s default condition? Charles C. Cole, Moonflower.

Mishkuli, a cat, can nap long enough at a stretch to put sleep in the bank: Julie Wornan, Cat Nap.
Poetry John Grey, Dry Months
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Spilling My Purse at the Airport
New contributor Lynsey Jenkins, Sketch of a Red Balloon
B. Z. Niditch, Open Boat Poet


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Lynsey Jenkins.
The Critics’
Don Webb, Life Beyond the Speed of c
Challenge Challenge 465 exclaims, So Far, So Fast.
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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