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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 565

News This is the last regular issue of the winter or summer quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week the First Quarterly Review will bring you the Editors’ Choices for issues 555-565.
Novel Earl and Brooks are at loggerheads, but a submarine commander and Stella have a plan to get Brooks to stand up and Earl to stand down.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 34: On the Conning Tower, part 1; part 2; part 3
New contributor Matt Fleming depicts an elderly inmate in a dreary nursing home who has a vivid imagination and a taste for adventure: Pearl’s Last Ride.

New contributor Robert Quinlivan shows what happens to young Steven when his grandfather gives him a present that may be appropriate, a curse, or both: A Moment of Silence, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Michael Siciliano puts Naresh, a spaceship’s engineer, squarely in the middle of a moral dilemma when the ship’s AI becomes sentient: Inalienable Right, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Emily Weston shows how happy little Dorie is to see her father’s ghost return from the grave. Dorie is too young to know she should be afraid of ghosts: Daddy’s Unexpected Visit.
If you live in a computer, be nice to anybody who might push the Delete button: Phillip Donnelly, Debt and Deletion.
Poetry Visalakshi Viswanathan, A Dragon’s Tale
B. Z. Niditch, Beginning the Day


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Matt Fleming, Robert Quinlivan, Michael Siciliano, and Emily Weston.
Challenge Challenge 565 wants to Check That Ghost’s Passport.
Challenge 565 Response wonders, What Silence?
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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