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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 621

News Richard Ong recommends a new link for The Art Gallery: “The Sounds of Saturn.” It’s quite unusual. Thanks, Rich!
Novel At the U.N. General Assembly, Falkenhorst introduces Nacroanus, who announces Mammon’s plans for the world and prepares to unveil Belthaeous.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 51: The Sons of Mammon
Chapter 52: Bloody Liver Ridge
Chapter 53: Divine Right
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New contributor Steve Davis shows that a passenger vessel’s crash on a desert planet can reveal the Risks of Being Human, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Andrey Kuzmichev takes a poet on a journey back to Russia, where his muse appears to him in both Coleridge and catastrophe: Duty Free, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Drama The disappointed are rightly wary, but hope may lead to fulfillment: Charles C. Cole, Until Next Time.
Poetry New contributor Robert O’Connor, The Snow Leopard
Part I. The Cave
Part II. The Taverns
Part III. The Cabin
Part IV. The Pursuit, conclusion
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Poetry
Tom Wylie, Let Go

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Steve Davis, Andrey Kuzmichev, and Robert O’Connor.
The Critics’
Corner
Michael E. Lloyd explicates “The Glass Jar Present
Challenge Challenge 621 has a note to an actor: Exit Stage Fast.
The Reading
Room
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane 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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