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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 577


This is the last regular issue of the second quarter. Next week we’ll bring you the Second Quarterly Review, the editors’ choices from issues 566-577.

A swamp is a poor home even for a recluse like Duane. But in the evening, dancing lights seem to offer a promise: Edward Ahern, Home Fires Burning.

New contributor Lela Marie De La Garza shows that foolhardiness can be dangerous even when the traditions it defies are outmoded: The Door.

Rights have limits. What might happen when those limits aren’t observed? Irene Maschke, Food for Thought.

Aspiring artist Ker Benfield has gained shoelaces in a bad bargain: Ron Van Sweringen, A Life Without Shoelaces.
Truth cannot be taken by force or guile: JD Dehart, The Mapmaker Parable.
Poetry John Stocks, Chantry’s Sleeping Children
Danielle L. Parker, A Wife Ponders Broken Triangles


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Lela Marie De La Garza.
The Critics’
Some problems need a solution. But what shall we do with solutions that have no problem? Don Webb, The Secular Charter.
Challenge Challenge 573 Response: Bertrand Cayzac discusses Auto-Mate and Habit.

Challenge 577 hollers Tie’em If You Got’em.
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

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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