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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
Short
Stories
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
Short
Poetry
Oonah V. Joslin, Meandering Through Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Departments

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