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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 598

Serial New contributor Dave Ervin puts Travis Burbage into a jam. Travis is convinced he’s just an ordinary guy, but a murderer begs to differ: The Thirteenth Traveler, chapter I; chapter II.
Short
Stories
The San-Lo Gate is the only passage into an impregnable realm. But even such a narrow gate needs more than one gatekeeper: Gary Clifton, The Keeper of the San Lo Gate.

New contributor Timothy Kay brings Anton to a dentist’s office, where Basma will perform a root canal. She’s Anton’s ex-girlfriend: Virtually Painless Dentistry.

New contributor Adam Randolph depicts an old professor who seems to be shut out of his own world. But why? And is it his world? Teddy Bow.
Flash
Fiction
Remember this handy signal: three of anything spaced equidistantly in a row. You may need it when you’re out digging for wealth on a desert island: Charles C. Cole, Prospecting on Island X.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, Vitruvian Man
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Poetry
Zane Blom, Far From Home

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dave Ervin, Timothy Kay, and Adam Randolph.
Challenge Challenge 598 sees signs of a New Shape Age.
Letters James Shaffer and Bewildering Stories discuss “The Sound of Breaking Glass.”
The Reading
Room
Mike McNichols, A Body Given : excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Alien West
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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