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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 635

Novel Lovers in the superworld, Jenny Appleseed and Janatone Waldenpond conceive a superbaby. However, Janatone’s first concern is for the refugees in space. She takes the Artificial Uterus and flees. Now Jenny has some decisions to make.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 10: The Zodiac of Her Spirit II, part 1; part 2
Novella Ed Wills and his henchmen have caught up with the Pipers. Tom and John need a combat-ready sharpshooter to help them now, but none is in sight: James Shaffer, Back to the World, part 24; conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Gabriela Houston tells of the friendship of two young “presentients” who are caught in a world even more terrible than they know: Before I Was Human, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor T. Kent tells a rollicking ghost story that bears out our motto, that one can never be too careful in choosing names: The Perfect Match.

A secret admirer brings his love flowers, not quite too late: Bob Welbaum, One Last Chance.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes just “being there” can make a big difference: Ron Van Sweringen, A Cup of Tea and an Egg Roll.
Poetry New contributor Chris Rozik, Flash Flood
Short
Poetry
Oonah V. Joslin, Hope Is Transparent
Richard King Perkins, II, McMammoth

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Gabriela Houston and T. Kent.
Challenge Challenge 635 goes Slip-Sliding Away.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Ong Who

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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