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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 569

Novel Brooks knows he will probably go to jail, but he may as well go in style. Elroy is already in jail, and his identity, like Brooks’, creates something of a dilemma. Meanwhile, Stella has decisions of her own to make when she learns that Earl Crier has disappeared.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 42: Top of the Mark
Chapter 43: John Doe
Chapter 44: What’s in a Name
Chapter 45: Follow Your Heart
Novella The clans have completed the construction of Stonehenge, but now they face some serious troubles.
J. J. Roth, Legacy of the Fallen Stars
Even a croakless frog can find true love: David Adès, Ribbitt, the Frog Who Couldn’t.

New contributor E. B. Fischadler retells an old story about a fellow who is unaccountably well coordinated for someone who’s stitched together and seems to be dripping mechanical parts: Basted Son.

New contributor Eric J. Guignard will make readers glad that Zeno’s paradox has a fatal flaw: Living in the Moment.

Mary, Sonny and Father Bobby need friendship in a place where life and love come hard: Mia Tijam, What the Children of Muerta Caxerex Say.
Poetry Visalakshi Viswanathan, The Witch of Uluru
Zane Blom, A Drunkard’s Wish
Essay Poets, do you sometimes wonder how readers understand your poems? Are you sure you really want to know? Boris Kokotov, Poetry Reading at a Local Library.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes E. B. Fischadler and Eric J. Guignard.
Challenge Challenge 569 says the drinks are Off the House.
Challenge 569 Response: Reading Poetry
Challenge 569 Response: Space and or Time
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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