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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 585

Novel Queen Daria interrogates Kyran. She has a surprise for Majvaz, and he has one for her.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 8: Agis Scarthaga, part 1; part 2
Novella Male Lucky visits his mother; Lady Lucky takes a plane trip into the jungle.
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Chapter 11: Lucky’s Visit
New contributor Thomas E. Lange commemorates the centenary of the First World War. A very young vicar’s virtual baptism in the evil of a man and of men reveals what his first baptism really means: A Vicar’s Baptism, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor N. Joy Lutton reunites Jake at long last with the only one who never found in him anything to forgive: Pongo, part 1; conclusion.

Talking about feelings can ease pain, especially if one has a good listener: Bob Welbaum, Combat Fatigue.
Poetry John Grey, Safe Time
B. Z. Niditch, Brothers Under the Skin
Classic Reissue: Thomas R., Afterwards
Bewildering Stories marks its 13th year of publication with a salute to an esteemed veteran contributor. “Afterwards” appeared in our first issue, in June 2002.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Thomas E. Lange and N. Joy Lutton.
Challenge Challenge 585 looks askance at Accidents in Common.
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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