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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 622

Novel Rodney knows he can save Heidi only by obeying Nacroanus’ order to reanimate Belthaeous. Tartarus, the incarnation of Mammon, bursts in, and Rodney finally finds himself forced to take a stand.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 54: Life Everlasting
Chapter 55: The Wheel of Empire
Chapter 56: The Clear White Light
New contributor Ashleigh Gauch shows how Roger and Amy have a very fraught relationship, in more ways than one: In Her Design, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Charles Lens describes how the survivor of a spaceship accident witnesses the Birth of a Painting.

New contributor Lisa Pais shows how Maggie and Lucien reconnect when they Picture a Bridge.

A master painter’s masterwork depicts his ideal of love: Ron Van Sweringen, Mario’s Masterpiece.

New contributor Kathleen Wolak poses a riddle: Is a criminal still guilty if he is no longer the person he was? The Blood of Others, part 1; conclusion.
Oonah V. Joslin, The Long Wave
James R. Rudolph, On Surviving


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Charles Lens, Lisa Pais, and Kathleen Wolak.
Challenge Challenge 622 calls Handbasket Ready. All Aboard!
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep.
The Art
Daniel Ayles, Dreamscape

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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