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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 582

Novel Mireio leads Kyran on a mission to rescue the two young princes, but Prince Majvaz is in hot pursuit.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 5: Ash and Blood, part 1; part 2; part 3
Novella Lady Lucky’s mother doesn’t want children; they might turn out to be too much like her or her husband. Lady Lucky makes plans to go traveling with her scrying mirror.
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Special
Feature
How might war casualties feel, especially in wars that make no sense?
Natan Dubovitsky, Without Sky : tr. Bill Bowler
Short
Stories
New contributor Kim Bussing introduces a girl who is hopelessly in love with Joe, who is in love with his shoes... and himself: All-Stars, part 1; conclusion.

What might happen to a machine that can give people emotions they barely remember they’ve lost? Abha Iyengar, The Man with Heart, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes, mowing a lawn can become a battle of wits between the mower and... the mower: Charles C. Cole, Dumb Mowers.
Poetry Zane Blom, Armand and Katherine
Jason C. Ford, Piano Song
Short
Poetry
Alyssa D. Ross, The Gucci Glass Slipper

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kim Bussing.
The Critics’
Corner
Bill Bowler, Natan Dubovitsky’s “Without Sky”
Challenge Challenge 579 Response: The Abductee Returns : with Tantra Bensko

Challenge 582 cannot go to Flattenedland.
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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