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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 540

Novel Erik is going to learn — too late — that standard procedures exist to prevent problems. Erik has played fast and loose with procedures, and now his side might lose the war: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, Epilogue 2.
Serial Brad reveals that, despite some quirks, he’s a capable, even far-sighted administrator. Meanwhile, the “stunts” settle in at their mining colony on the distant planet: Bill McCormick, A Letter from an Editor, part 3.
What is a rake’s worst enemy? Clarise Samuels, Don Juan’s Demise.

An artist makes a fast buck, but it may not be his best option: Ron Van Sweringen, Bipolar Blue.

When recycling becomes big business it may evolve some rather bizarre customs and costumes: Kyle White, The Strict Dress Code of the Reclamation Miners’ Guild, part 1; conclusion.

A sinister apparition makes a lonely girl an outcast in more ways than one: Julie Wornan, Joy in the Attic.
What powder might poison an ogre? Tyger Schonholzer, Favorite Meal.
Poetry New contributor Osiris D., Creation
Oonah V. Joslin, Tenax Preposterous


Challenge Challenge 540 Say Who?
The Photo
Richard Ong, Medieval Lights
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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