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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 618

Novel Nacroanus plans to hoodwink the world. Belthaeous chats with Rodney.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 42: Mind Control
Chapter 43: The Aura
Chapter 44: The Elephant
Short
Stories
A scientist returns to the scene of a fantastic coincidence — or a miracle: O. D. Hegre, Beyond the Legend of the Mission Nun.

Sometimes one has — or is — a special flavour of ice cream: Morris Marshall, Rocky Road.

After a great war, a young boy finds heroes on the home front: James Shaffer, Standing Liberty.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Chad McClendon depicts an accretion of legend in campfire tales: Just One More.
Poetry When cattle raising has become entirely mechanized, two displaced workers rap about the only choices left to them — in the arts or outer space: Bertrand Cayzac, First Martian Eclogue.
Short
Poetry
New contributor James R. Rudolph, Time Runs Out
Memoir A young psychologist discovers that, in a mental institution, “there is no story so truly Bewildering as reality”: Henry F. Tonn, A Prison Psychologist, part 1; conclusion.

Departments

Guest
Editorial
PEN, Charlie and the Writers’ World
Eleanor Lerman, part 1
Don Webb, part 2
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chad McClendon and James R. Rudolph.
Letters Dan Young has researched a question: What the H...?!
The Reading
Room
Eleanor Lerman, Radiomen excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Daniel Ayles, Buddhist Temple

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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