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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 643

Novel The hearse and map set off across country with Janatone and their cargo. On the way, they pick up a vagrant, Claire. The map does its best to beautify the route, but glimpses of decay emerge.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 14: Claire, part 2
Serial A science writer who goes by the pen name of Owmapow corresponds with editors about the intricacies of publishing:
Channie Greenberg, The Owmapow Chronicles
Short
Stories
New contributor Denis Bushlatov follows the trail of Vladimir Stepanovich Avdeyev, whose boss and co-workers speak ambituous words that thinly veil a grisly reality: Safe Haven, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

Sometimes a battle board game is just a game. And sometimes it isn’t: Bob Welbaum, Distant Replay.

New contributor David Wright introduces a mysterious insurance salesman who arrives just in the nick of time: Specified Perils.
Poetry Mike Acker, Digital Future
Prose
Poetry
New contributor Jessica Klein, Unfamiliar Read
Short
Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, New York Spell
Marjorie Sadin, I Miss the Stars

Departments

Editorial Bewildering Stories discusses Simultaneous Submissions.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Denis Bushlatov, Jessica Klein and David Wright.
Challenge Challenge 643 asks Sign What?
Letters Bewildering Stories asks What Shall We Say?
The Art
Gallery
Daniel Ayles, The Other Side of Normal

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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