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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 558

News Your Managing Editor is home again after a week away. E-mail has been sporadic, and it will take several days to catch up. Please be patient.
Novel Stella finds her friends at Gibby’s bar. They listen intently as Earl reveals a military secret.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 22: Lights’ Last Gleaming, part 1; part 2
Serial Daniel Blight discovers the awful truth about Raptura. The choice he has to make is a difficult one for a number of reasons: Adam C. Richardson, Happy Planet, part 3; conclusion.
Do you enjoy Hollywood horror movies? Here’s a scenario that would be very hard to top: Martin Hill Ortiz, I Walked With a Vambie.

Milton Harrington, an aspiring young physician, is plagued by a succubus. Dealing with a demon is only one of his problems: John W. Steele, The Phantom Lover, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Melissa Davis depicts a bereft widower trying to contact his late wife: Snow Falls.

New contributor Dawn Wilson reports a conversation with a hungry giant who isn’t too particular about taste: Please Don’t Eat My Father.
Poetry New contributor Julie Finch, Back to Hank
New contributor Tyrean Martinson, Robot Sonnet
New contributor Lawrence Weber, The Writing Chair


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Melissa Davis, Julie Finch, Tyrean Martinson, Lawrence Weber, and Dawn Wilson.
Challenge Challenge 558 invites you to Sit on the Beanbag.
Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan
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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