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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 571

Novel Like Brooks, Earl finally lands a gig he’s happy with. Stella is still searching for her happiness, and Ivory is well on the way to recovering his own.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 49: Where Girls Will Be Boys
Chapter 50: Goodbye, Sarge
Chapter 51: A Foolish Heart
Short
Stories
A cold case of murder turns into a hot case of international intrigue: Gary Clifton, Murder at Dead Woman Pass, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

In a post-apocalyptic drought, a marooned water carrier seems to have only enemies, but he may yet have a friend or two: Ian Cordingley, Pushing the Sky Away, part 1; part 2, conclusion.

A “No Trespassing” sign may be a warning as well as a prohibition: John W. Steele, The Sentry at Ice Cave.

New contributor Bob Welbaum shows how Fate may make one person’s wrong turn do a good turn for someone else: A Fateful Evening.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Jeremy Szal gives knight errant Zimm a choice of monsters to slay: A Hunter’s Wrath.
Short
Poetry
John Grey, Test Tube Babies

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jeremy Szal and Bob Welbaum.
Challenge Challenge 570 Response discusses Cultural and Historical Realism.

Challenge 571 asks The Price of a Four-Block Fare.
The Reading
Room
Danielle L. Parker reviews Matthew Hughes, The Henghis Hapthorn series.
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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