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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 604

Novel Rodney Neumann is ready to join Dr. Nacroanus on their ascent of a remote Himalayan mountain. In a solemn farewell, Thrangu offers Rodney a gift and an ominous word of caution.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 4: A Tin God’s Dream, part 1; part 2
Novella Stew and Roxy are in the clutches of the giant, shape-shifting space alien. Meanwhile, Dr. Taylor reaches into the depths in hopes that her 20th experiment will save the day: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, parts 24-27; parts 28-30, conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Bill Prindle demonstrates that life inside a video game may be disconcertingly similar to life outside it: Cogito, ergo Sim sum, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
A neighbor is as much a matter of definition as of locality: Charles C. Cole, A Message Served Cold.

In what kind of society is a good worker dispensable? Jack Phillips Lowe, Open Availability.
Short
Poetry
New contributor Saren Axius, The Riddle
Michael Murry, Sacred Surgical Strikes
Essay A little-known physical phenomenon may account for a lot of strange occurrences in the world we think we know: Boghos L. Artinian and Don Webb, Morphic Resonance.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bill Prindle.
Editorial Don Webb answers the question Are We Charlie?
Challenge Challenge 604 encourages you to have Fun With Your New Dimensions.
The Reading
Room
Jeffrey Penn May, Where the River Splits : 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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