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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 589


This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review of 2014. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 590, on September 29.

Novel Kyran has always lived far from the sea, and his first experience of sailing is far from pleasant. But sometimes even Razvan can’t control the waves, and Kyran has a big surprise for him.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 13: Rude Awakening, part 1; part 2
New contributor Jedd Cole introduces Hassan, little Yusuf, and the Inquisitor, who has some old scores to settle: Eyes for the Inquisitor’s Children, part 1; conclusion.

Frankenstein’s monster needs companionship, and with it comes a name: E. B. Fischadler, They Called Me....

A social club devoted to investigating ghosts is surprised to find where one comes from: Grove Koger, Effect and Cause.
If you really must be a cat at times, you can always blame the dog for anything that goes wrong: Heather J. Frederick, Mrs. Macy Jones.
Poetry John Grey, To a Dead Man: We Need You
Zane Blom, Scorned, Bereft and Innocent
Oonah V. Joslin, Maybe the Brave


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jedd Cole.
Challenge Challenge 589 sees water everywhere And Some Drops to Drink.
Letters Noel Joslin, Hearing Cassandra’s Voices
Oonah V. Joslin, Filling the Blank
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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