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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 580

Novel Kyran has been given a responsible position at the royal court and is reunited with his sister and brother. Kyran is very wary; treachery may lurk around every corner.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 3: Lord Protector, part 1; part 2
Novella Lucky pushes an empty wheelbarrow and tries to read disappearing help-wanted ads. Lady Lucky struggles with her self-image and misaligned Kundalini.
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Short
Stories
Jonas, a delusional assassin for hire, is paid big money to snuff a vampire whose social graces date from another age: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Jonas and the Hospitable Vampyre.

New contributor Nathaniel Hazel describes how Murphy’s Law can affect extragalactic colonization: Journal from Sigma Eden.

New contributor Jarred Martin introduces two elderly ladies who enjoy one-upping each other as Bad Girls: Full Disclosure.
Flash
Fiction
Is Ginger’s husband too good to be true? Perhaps not: Charles C. Cole, Ginger.
Poetry Michael Amitin, Holy Candle Blues
Alyssa D. Ross, View from a Height
Short
Poetry
Jason C. Ford, Reflections in the Night

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nathaniel Hazel.
Discussion Living in Space
New contributor Norman Sillito, Generation Ships vs. Space Habitats
Mark Koerner, The Society of Generation Ships
Don Webb, Space Colonies: the Dark Side
Challenge Challenge 580 Response explains the perils in Kundalini Rising.
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

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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