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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 547

News Bewildering Stories has no official holiday issues; where would they end? But certain kinds of stories and poems do tend to cluster at certain times of the year. And at the end of October, university seniors whisper legends to wide-eyed freshmen in residence-hall conversations that last past the witching hour of midnight, while falling leaves cast eerie shadows in the moonlight...
Novel Will Earl’s new roommate heed Earl’s caution about Elroy?
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 6: Elroy
Chapter 7: An Air of Pomposity
Serial Driscoll returns to the crash site of the Demeter.
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
On an Earth in environmental apocalypse, Massey offers Dawson the opportunity to go pioneering on another planet. But the decision is not obvious; Dawson has a lot to consider: Ian Cordingley, To the Horizon, part 1; conclusion

New contributor Emily M. Peters takes us into the lair and mind of Karla, a serial killer: Experiment Failed, part 1; part 2; conclusion

Margaret specializes in photographing fashion models. Bobbie appears to be the perfect subject, but she is not quite whom Margaret expects: Ron Van Sweringen, Discovering Bobbie.
Sometimes minor aggravations can snowball into a big one: Marian Brooks, Snug as a Bug.

Beware any mysterious goo falling from the sky and onto the corpse in the trunk of your car: Charles C. Cole, Undead Rendezvous.
Poetry Piyush Pandey, Reality Check
New contributor Visalakshi Viswanathan, The Necromancer’s Guest
David Adès, It’s Coming for You
B. Z. Niditch, Along the Volga


Beware Bill C. Bub and shun the favor that only seems to be one: Don Webb, The Flying Dutchman of MacKinnon Hall.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Emily M. Peters and Visalakshi Viswanathan.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Embedded Quotes and New Frontiers.
Challenge Challenge 547 says not so fast there: Class Undismissed.
The Reading
Clarise Samuels, Loving Brynhild, excerpt
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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