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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 519

Novel Jane brings the spaceship thundering home at treetop level. Dexter, terrified, hangs on for dear life. Well he should; he hasn’t seen anything yet.
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 14: In a Foreign Land, part 1; part 2
Serial New contributor Peter Bailey introduces Daniel, a foreman at a construction site building high-security fences. In securing a replacement part, he makes a big mistake: North by the Red Death, part 1.
Curiosity killed a cat. And searching for legendary cities of gold is even more dangerous: Gary Inbinder, Beyond Dead End, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Alice Kemp depicts a common plight afflicting a prospective employee with an uncommon ‘disability’: Equal Employment Opportunity.

Contact with sentient space aliens ought to be an uplifting experience. What if it’s downlifting? Catfish Russ, First Impressions, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Tendai R. Mwanaka, Counting the Stars
John Stocks, First Dance
Thomas F. Wylie, Bad Chair
Oonah V. Joslin, Meteor Strike
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Postcard


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Peter Bailey and Alice Kemp.
The Critics’
Martin Kerharo discusses The Dohani Language.
Challenge Challenge 519 needs a Space Alien Spellchecker.
Letters Rebecca Lu Kiernan discusses On “Touching the Tiger”.
The Reading
Henry F. Tonn, ed., Remembrances of Wars Past, excerpt
The Art
Ron Van Sweringen, La Bella Italia

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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