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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 539

Novel Capt. Hargrove and Erik settle scores with Capt. Daniels, but Erik has some explaining to do about unconventional software: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 10, section 1; section 2.
Serial Brad Jacobs presents his plan to employ the “stunts” offworld: Bill McCormick, A Letter From an Editor, part 2.
New contributor Nathan Elberg introduces Anahita and Tamsyn, twin sisters accused of witchcraft. Their best ally is an astute politician: Sticks, Stones and Monsters, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Ariele Sieling gives the fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves a comic turn: The Poisoned Apple, part 1; conclusion.
With the aid of a butterfly, an ill woman goes quietly into that good night: Jewel B. Davis, A Small Miracle.

New contributor Sandy Hiortdahl introduces Bobo and his owner, a wife, who takes him with her on a bus to anywhere: Hounded Grey Stop.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Aunt Manya
Piyush Pandey, The Unguided Ship


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nathan Elberg, Sandy Hiortdahl, and Ariele Sieling.
Challenge Challenge 539 says The Hound Goes Around.
The Art
Iris Brinkborg, Gröna Planeten — The Green Planet

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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