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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 626

Novel Janatone leaves an unborn child in the care of a nurse. Fred Looseman is working in space. Captain Diana and Dr. Weenie debate what Janatone and the Europans may be up to.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Serial Laura engages multi-taste George as her assistant and has a falling-out with her sister Phlox.
Channie Greenberg, The Perils of Dr. Laura Whitfield
Chapter 3: Remaining Opaque
Chapter 4: A Certain Visitor, conclusion
New contributor Patrick S. Baker shows that ranchers can deal with cattle rustlers in the “Old West” way. But what if the ranchers suddenly find themselves in a “new west”? Top Hand.

How can a disaffected researcher escape her pursuers when the entire environment is engineered to catch her? David Cleden, Snitch.

In a “steampunk” Old West, military exercises are not always what they seem to be, nor are the automatons: Richard Ong, The Gun-Blazing Marionettes of Blue Haven, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Robert Shmigelsky, At Adrianna’s Crown
Oonah V. Joslin, Meandering Through Monet’s Garden at Giverny


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Patrick S. Baker.
Challenge Challenge 626 advises: Bite, Then Run.
Letters James Shaffer discusses Dead Narrators and Ghosts.
The Reading
Colin W. Campbell reviews M. K. MacInnes, Close Call.
The Art
Daniel Ayles, The Guiding Light

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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