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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 568

Novel Stella has a hot date. Brooks has a close call and a helping hand. Earl has nothing and nobody.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Novella Bluestones arrive by riverboat. Eadred faces an enemy chieftain whom Gwaen finds attractive.
J. J. Roth, Legacy of the Fallen Stars
Chapter 3: The Bluestones, part 1; part 2
Short
Stories
New contributor Hannah Spencer sends George into the hills, where goblins lurk. George is curious and overconfident — potentially fatal flaws: The Watchers in the Hills, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Rebecca L. Stahl introduces Kate, who discovers that a stray cat may carry a remedy for a severe case of PTSD: Familiar Stranger.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor JD DeHart depicts a kindly professor of religious studies who reacts with equanimity when his prediction about the “end time” comes true: Begets.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to ask questions, even if you think you have to whisper: Tammy May, Captain Eli’s Mistake.
Poetry John Grey, Space Turbulence
Oonah V. Joslin, Our Daily Breed
B. Z. Niditch, My First Galactic Image
Memoir Is a story still the same if it’s read in different ways? Charles C. Cole, A Portable Childhood.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes JD DeHart, Hannah Spencer, and Rebecca L. Stahl.
The Critics’
Corner
Don Webb, The Chips Are Up: Technology in Science Fiction
The Art
Gallery
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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