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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 617

Novel Rodney answers Mindy’s summons. On Level 17 and in a dream he begins to make decisions.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 39: Level Seventeen
Chapter 40: The Foreign Instillation, part 1; part 2
Chapter 41: The Mentor of Id
Short
Stories
Gregory Simpson discovers what it really means to have too much of a good thing: Jill Hand, Spare Parts.

There are no atheists in foxholes, nor on isolated country roads at night, when the moon is full: Maurice Roger, By the Broken Window, part 1; conclusion.

Sometimes, a stroke of luck is all it takes to make someone a style-setter: Ron Van Sweringen, Platinum Blonde.
Drama When you’re in trouble on an isolated country road, it can be helpful to have someone who cares — or, at least, knows — that you exist: Charles C. Cole, The Call from Mountainview Road.
Poetry Mike Acker, Nasim
Short
Poetry
Lana Bella, A Knitted Day
Tendai R. Mwanaka, No More Tears
Essay Are you fed up with today’s diets? An old one may be in order, if you can afford it: Edward Ahern, An Immodest Proposal.

Departments

Discussions Bill Kowaleski, Technology for a New Age
Eleanor Lerman, Messages From the Hidden World
Challenge Challenge 617 Argues With Self.
The Reading
Room
Robert Earle, Suffer the Children excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Aurora Island

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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