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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 527

News Bewildering Stories must bring you the sad news that our founder, publisher and close friend Jerry Wright, died of cancer on May 10th at the age of 66. A memorial service will be held at the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Hall in Moses Lake, Washington, on June 1st.
Serial Manny and his brother fear the wormolytes in the Emerald Fields, and one of the brothers has eerie nightmares: George S. Karagiannis, The Ghost Profiler, part 1.
New contributor Brevin Anderson introduces young Arrem, who hunts elk in the ruins of a post-apocalypse world: Island Long.

New contributor Kerry Gans shows how and when a child’s trinket might become a deadly weapon: To Light and Guard.

As pretty as a picture? The picture itself may have something to say about that: Arthur Mackeown, Lover Boy.

New contributor Owen J. Traylor shows how a pretedermined meeting might happen by chance, all on account of The Bow-Tie.

Bertha is big in many ways: Ron Van Sweringen, Big Bertha and the Big Wind.
Eaves and Crowley chop logic over a potentially explosive issue: Charles C. Cole, The Most Powerful Emotion.
Poetry Carmen Ruggero, The Scent of You
John Stocks, Flesh and Blood
Thomas F. Wylie, The Attempt
Memoir In an ancient Romanian village, a new dam causes old, familiar scenes to fade away into memory: Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, The Dam.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brevin Anderson, Kerry Gans, and Owen J. Traylor.
Challenge Challenge 527 invites you to Make Your Own.
The Reading
Matthew T. Acheson, No Further, excerpt
The Photo
Michael E. Lloyd and Bertil Falk, Mike and Bertil at Cambridge
The Art
Raechel A. Gasparac, Surfaces

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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