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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 504

Serial Franklin Stone foresees commercial applications for the psionic generator he’s developing. His financier, Nick Dixon, is seeking military funding. The “class-A” psychic they discover has other things in mind. Bill Bowler, Psychotropic Attack, part 1; part 2.
Leonard reads his poker opponent’s mind and folds three Kings on the “turn.” They will come back to haunt him: Matthew T. Acheson, The Turning.

New contributor Adam Bruce depicts Joe’s highly regimented life interrupted by a man and a woman who would bestow freedom upon him. Wait... where does Joe fit into all this? Wake Up, Joe, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Lou Cassidy tells a story about how a writer might think and what he might experience in composing... The Story You Wrote About Toothpaste.

New contributor Mia Tijam lets us overhear Batit’s mysterious conversations as she is... Talking to Juanito.
Sometimes the most innocent sounds can remind a prisoner of his captivity: Charles C. Cole, That Damned Creak.
Poetry David Barber, The Press Conference of Dr Moreau
Sue Parman, What Will I Do When I’m Dead?
Oonah V. Joslin, I’ve Missed You
Thomas F. Wylie, Jabs and Stabs


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Adam Bruce, Lou Cassidy, and Mia Tijam.
Challenge Challenge 504 goes All In at the Turn.
The Reading
LaVerne Zocco, Moon Flowers, 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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