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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 514

Novel Jane has no patience for spoken language; she needs to project images, and she’ll upgrade Earth technology to do it. In the process, Jane begins to show her weaknesses:
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 7: Images
Chapter 8: Weakness, part 1; part 2
Novella Otilla Harrison realizes the gravity of Billy Joe’s disappearance. Everyone begins to gather at Erthelene’s cabin, but Erthelene herself follows Billy Joe into Black Water Swamp: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 13; chapter 14.
Serial Secret agent Aidan Reed learns that conflicting instructions may cancel each other out: George S. Karagiannis, The Peacemaker Incident, part 2; conclusion.
For automatic false teeth, the problem is not where to stop chomping, it’s where to start: Martin Hill Ortiz, Dr. Asquith’s Intelligent Teeth.

Werewolves are no match for a bishop firing silver bullets: Donna Marie Nowak, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Alison doesn’t open her mail and hates to answer her phone. Her boyfriend problems make it easy to see why: Arthur Pinte, Return Address.
Zelda not just fed up with being dissed about her age; this pencil-packin’ granny is mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore. Look out, here she comes! LaVerne Zocco, All in Good Time.
Poetry John Grey, Victim’s Reassurance
B. Z. Niditch, Stravinsky’s “Agon”
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Safe House


The Critics’
The Dohani War has concluded the opening. What moves will Earthlings and Dohani make next in the interstellar chess game? Don Webb, Into the Middle Game.
Challenge Challenge 514 sings Put That Pencil Down, Babe.
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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