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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 532

Novel Hargrove and Erik prepare for a battle in space: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 2.
A man unaccountably has a dream of a little orphaned girl who wants him to adopt her: B. C. Bamber, Say Goodbye to Macy, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Merrill Cole depicts a lonely princess caught between light and dark, unreality and reality: A Gray Princess.

New contributor Curtis Pierce shows how automation can lead to profound cultural and economic choices that seemed like a good idea at the time: Artesian Moon.

In the 1920’s a family sets out from Brooklyn to Florida but makes an unexpected and very unusual stop along the way: Ron Van Sweringen, The Smell of Orange Blossoms, part 1; conclusion.

For Kathy, marriage to Sherman would mean liberation from a grotesque relationship: LaVerne Zocco, The Luck of the Draw.
New contributor Charles D. Tarlton tells of a nameless recluse who starts an artistic ‘renaissance’ in San Franciso: Take Just One.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Space Travel
Aniket Sanyal, Never Satisfied
Gerald Bosacker, Something Fishy


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Merrill Cole, Curtis Pierce and Charles D. Tarlton.
Challenge Challenge 532 moans I Left My Art in San Francisco.
The Reading
James Graham, Jack London, The People of the Abyss, review article
The Art
Charles D. Tarlton, Found 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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