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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 599

Serial Travis Burbage holds a strange black disk that he knows can reveal vital information. But what good can it do him? Dave Ervin, The Thirteenth Traveler, chapter III; chapter IV.
Short
Stories
K. I. Riley and Jessica Smith surmise that a finite but very large universe might produce some strange coincidences: Bertil Falk, A Twist in the Universe.

What would you do with perfection? James Graham, Hill Walk, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Vera looks back on an eventful life with her beloved husband, Mikhail: Sherman Smith, If You Say It Again....
Flash
Fiction
Is the unexamined life not worth living? It depends on one’s point of view: Bruce Costello, Sharp Cuts.

It’s not the result of a coin toss but how you feel about it that matters: Ron Van Sweringen, Mary Carter’s Dilemma.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Day at the Theatre
Memoir Sometimes lonely, isolated back roads may not be what they seem: Henry F. Tonn, Rendezvous at Paul’s Place, part 1; conclusion.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 597 Response: James Shaffer discusses the question What Is Franky?
Challenge 599: finds A Place for Unstrangers.
Letters Gary Clifton and Bewildering Stories discuss “The Keeper of the San Lo Gate.”
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag : excerpt
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

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