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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 606

Novel Rodney and Dr. Nacroanus meet Jerus, the Guardian of Belthaeous. They have very different ideas about how to deal with him.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 8: The Guardian
Chapter 9: Nacroanus Attacks
Short
Stories
Brandt’s and Viola’s relationship is already strained. It’s complicated even more by a robot and the monitors that quantify every aspect of their lives: Jedd Cole, Quantified Man.

An approaching comet sings a prophecy that an astronomer fulfills: Julian Drury, Comet Song.

New contributor Jill Hand shows how a semi-imaginary friend can really come in handy when driving in the fast lane: The Trouble With Tulpas.
Flash
Fiction
Are you really sure you want to go to “Forever”? A small voice from a brandy cask may help: Ron Van Sweringen, The Door to Forever.
Poetry Zane Blom, Elfredda’s Tress
Michael Murry, A Diurnal Dialectic
Robert Shmigelsky, The Evolution of a Temporal Knight
Short
Poetry
New contributor Drew Armstrong, With You

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Drew Armstrong and Jill Hand.
Challenge Challenge 606 says it’s time to Monitor the Monitors.
Letters Tom Wylie, Sensitivity
The Reading
Room
Glenn Gray, The Little Boy Inside and Other Stories : 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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