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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 567

Novel Gibby’s bar has more success than anyone can handle, and Earl must finally make the last call of all.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 38: Last Call
Novella ‘Aureburie would have us honor Sarsen stones, when the power of life and healing lies in Bluestones. Aureburie wants us to join strength with strength, not with wisdom this Summer Year. A wrong choice. An arrogant choice. The people will suffer for it.’
J. J. Roth, Legacy of the Fallen Stars
Chapter 2: Stonehenge I — 2920 BCE, part 1; part 2
A worn-out CIA agent is sent to rescue an expendable asset: Gary Clifton, The Never Index, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor James Shaffer shows how a gasoline can might mean different things, according to who’s carrying it: The Red Gas Can.

New contributor Andrew Vrana introduces Deren, who is lonely and would like to become an interstellar colonist. But Deren needs help Before the Last Hope Leaves.
Billie Occasion is an adept time- and space-traveler, but being a mother of twins is something else entirely: Bertil Falk, A Surprise at Starbucks.

New contributor M. C. Tuggle depicts the fate of young Carina, who relates better to real people than to the virtual life on the Grid: Snake Heart.
Poetry Visalakshi Viswanathan, My Doppelgänger
New contributor Zane Blom, John Harris, Hustler
Thomas F. Wylie, The Empty Seat


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Zane Blom, James Shaffer, M. C. Tuggle, and Andrew Vrana.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Them Stones, Them Stones....
Challenge Challenge 567 warns Beware of Improvements.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Lori Martin, The Darkling Hills.
The Photo
Richard Ong photographs Jellyfish.
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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