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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 529

Serial The narrator visualizes horrific ghost stories. One day he meets a mysterious character, Udloob, who he suspects is an Oracle spy: George S. Karagiannis, The Ghost Profiler, part 4; part 5.
New contributor Alexandru I. Despina imagines what might befall someone whose memory becomes intermittent when affected by a strange machine: Beyond Lethe.

Phillip confides a forbidden secret to Demarco, but he and Tanika can nonetheless take a trip to the Sun: K. C. Gray, Fire Park, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor S. E. Sever shows that a holographic adjudicator must know and beware of the dark side of humanity when presiding in Kuiper Court.
What is normal in one family may be strange in another, and an engaged couple need to know what they are getting into: Charles C. Cole, Final Gifts.

Don’t cut up a prize vegetable just because it doesn’t win first prize: Arthur Mackeown, The Curse of the Prize Marrow.
Poetry Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Stripes and Dots
John Stocks, Death in Transdanubia
Prospero E. Pulma, Jr., Night Flowers
If a practical joke gets out of hand, it may cause a family feud: Kumaar Pradhan, Blocked Progress, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Alexandru I. Despina and S. E. Sever.
Challenge Challenge 529 invites you to Have a Hand.
The Art
Raechel A. Gasparac, Wood, 1955

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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