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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 563

Novel Irene pulls a fast one on Officer Newman, but Brooks has to face facts with Earl, Gibby, Henry and, above all, Stella.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 30: An Inconvenient Passing
Chapter 31: A Special Courage, part 1; part 2
Two young people working at a colony on Mars discover that they have a mission elsewhere: C. E. Gee, Back to the Garden, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Sean Gill shows how the future may give an entirely new twist to the concept of a “minimum wage”: Gasping for Air, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Property can be protected with a hex, but one must have the temperament to word it properly: Dimitrije Medenica, The Red String.
The difference between Heaven and Hell does not consist only in having a conscience, it also consists in having a sense of proportion: Charles C. Cole, A Cosmic Appeal.

A childish fit of temper has consequences that may seem funny, but they can be quite sad from the child’s point of view: Ron Van Sweringen, Saying Goodbye to Whiskers.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Pasternak’s Legacy


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sean Gill.
Challenge Challenge 563 recruits a Special-Ops Librarian.
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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