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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 603

Novel Rodney Neumann describes his trek into a remote area of the Himalayas. He recounts his impressions of Dr. Necroanus and especially his Sherpa guide, Thrangu.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
New contributor Judith A. Boss tells how an operation gives a patient more than he might have bargained for: Slice of Life.

New contributor Keith Frady gives modern twists to a set of old fairy tales and, in the process, implies an interesting question: How might they end? The Dragon Said to the Knight.
New contributor Saor Hawk introduces a son who realizes that he doesn’t know his mother — or himself — as well as he thought: The Program.
Jack Phillips Lowe, Where This Was Going
Memoirs Stephen Ellams recalls a eulogy At St. James Church.

Douglas Young depicts a tourist who discovers that it’s often the little things that count the most when An American Visits China.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Judith A. Boss, Keith Frady, and Saor Hawk.
Challenge Challenge 567 Response: Gary Clifton discusses the reality behind “The Never Index”
Challenge 602 Response: Cyrano Meets Charlie Hebdo with Bertrand Cayzac
Challenge 603 puzzles over the Sequence of Events.
The Reading
JD DeHart, The Brass Man : excerpt
The Art
Crystalwizard, ET Reader
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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