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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 520

Novel Jane and Dexter are reconciled, and Jane can now serve as an interpreter between the Dohani and Dexter. She gives him the big picture. It spells big trouble.
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Serial Daniel is locking up the construction site equipment for the night. He suddenly realizes he is a target. Who is shooting at him, and why? He can’t just ask... Peter Bailey, North by the Red Death, part 2.
Harel and Harry are separated by thousands of years of history, but the sea makes them two of a kind: Mike Florian, The Oarsmen of Crete.

New contributor Simon Jones shows that somewhere, somehow, killing must stop: The Stoning of Tityos.

New contributor Wells Teague implicitly shows that a self-centered life is liable to require a sacrifice: A Reasonable Life.

Rupert is unknowingly involved in an undercover operation: Ron Van Sweringen, Rupert and the Jade Dragon, part 1; part 2, conclusion.
Cocoons are designed for protection. At times one may need to move from one to another: Morris J. Marshall, Changing Cocoons.
The three inevitables: death, taxes and spam. What if spam and reality changed places? Martin Hill Ortiz, Blink, Inc.
Poetry New contributor Patricia Duffy, Waldo Canyon Fire
B. Z. Niditch, March
Mike McGonegal, Kiddo


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Patricia Duffy, Simon Jones and Wells Teague.
The Critics’
Martin Kerharo discusses What Is Grammar?
Challenge Challenge 519 Response discusses Dexter and Jane.
Challenge 520 sings a new song to an old round: Row, Steer, Sail Your Boat.
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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