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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
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.
New contributor Jeremy Szal gives knight errant Zimm a choice of monsters to slay: A Hunter’s Wrath.
John Grey, Test Tube Babies


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
Danielle L. Parker reviews Matthew Hughes, The Henghis Hapthorn series.
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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