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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 612

News This is the last regular issue of the winter or summer quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the First Quarterly Review of 2015. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 613 on March 30.
Novel John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 24: The Protocols
Chapter 25: Denial
Chapter 26: A Revelation
Short
Stories
In the shadowy days of the far future, advanced life forms may emerge to reclaim Earth. They may call themselves “Technopolymorphs,” but their advance may be far more than technical.
Oonah V. Joslin, The Last Days of Coloc
Part 1: Day of The First
Part 2: Companion Day
Part 3: The Day of Onsy
Conclusion: Day of Shedding

Sometimes the humblest discarded object may embody important stories: Bob Welbaum, The Joy in Forgotten Objects.
Flash
Fiction
Loneliness is a precursor of the supernal cold: Pavelle Wesser, Ice and Otherwise.
Poetry Lana Bella, A Night in Harlem
Tom Wylie, Grey Fedora
Essay Chess is fascinating partly for who does the thinking but mostly for how it’s done: Andrew Sacks, Chess Masters: Fact and Fiction.

Departments

Editorial Bewildering Stories remembers Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett.
Challenge Challenge 611 Response discusses “A Thin Veil of Innocence” with Lewayne L. White.
Challenge 612 fondly recalls Memories of Favorite Flavors.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Winter Awaiting Spring

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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