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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 499

Novel Surgeons strive to salvage Martin after his automobile crash. Barbara and Edvard find a clue to the parties who sabotaged Martin’s car:
Bertl Falk, Infranet
An allegory can come to life when readers realize they’re realiy living in it: David Adès, In the Land of Maybe.

New contributor Bryan Carrigan introduces Saint James and Wickham, who are trying to rescue miners from a calamity in an asteroid mining station. How might one best pass the time, struggling in a lost cause? Lucy IV-M35, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

If an artificial intelligence can attain moral heroism, why can’t man? Ian Cordingley, For Your Tomorrow.

New contributor Tara Tyler introduces a family who comes to the aid of Sage, wno is besieged by Indigo: The Guardian Tree.
New contributor C. A. Sanders implies a question. Given heroic imagination, how much reality do we really want? Masked Man Works at Shop-Rite.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Timewave Zero
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Candle Thread
Mary B. McArdle, October Fantasy


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes C. A. Sanders and Tara Tyler.
Challenge Challenge 499 finds a sole survivor On a Halifax Pier.
The Reading
David K. Scholes, Speculative Fiction, 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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