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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 639

Novel Winaretta leads Stuart Surof into Jenny Appleseed’s secret museum, where they find an ancient book that will help them launch a revolution.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 13: The Seventh Ennead, part 1
Short
Stories
New contributor S. J. Budd introduces Morgan Laffey, whose namesake enables her to accept a mission out of legend: The Secret Lake in Bowmere Industrial Estate.

A long and lonely journey may end with a reward, even if it is not quite what the traveler expected: Morris Marshall, The Last Stop.
Drama What might the old teach the young, and vice-versa? Charles C. Cole, Deegan Meets Jell-O Man.

In a Small Claims Court, a plaintiff might be best advised to concentrate: Thomas L. J. Smith, Your Witness.
Flash
Fiction
What might be the significance of Planet X’s curious wanderings? Richard King Perkins, II, Perturbing the Outer Planets.
Poetry New contributor Karen Gabriel, In Memory
Anna Ruiz, Back-Up Karaoke
Short
Poetry
New contributor Marjorie Sadin, Holding the Sky
Ken W. Simpson, Expectations

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes S. J. Budd, Karen Gabriel, and Marjorie Sadin.
Challenge Challenge 638 Response: Gary Clifton gives deep background on “Frailty’s Honor.”

Challenge 639 will Ham That Dream Tune.
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, Word Citizen : 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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