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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 647

Novel Joe Dasein has fallen in love with beautiful Janatone. But where is she now? Captain Diana is also looking for her, and Diana is not only beautiful, she is ultimately accomplished and calmly self-possessed. Both Janatone and Diana are formidably powerful women. What is Joe getting into?
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 16: Everyone Is Looking for Janatone, part 1
Serial Mud learns the reason for his existence and what is expected of him. He questions motives and debates the problem of natural evil. Finally, he realizes he has to decide who his friends really are: J. P. Flores, Mud, part 3; part 4.
A wise old king finds an alternative to war: Gary Clifton, Champion of the Batonians.

Space-alien drug enforcement officers are on the take and ready to send you to Andromeda. How can you bribe them not to? You’ll never guess: Bill Kowaleski, Don’t Forget the Pastries, part 1; conclusion.

Robert, a university freshman, is a self-styled borderline pervert and flunk-out. How can Debra possibly teach someone like him good habits? Henry F. Tonn, Legs to Die For, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Abandoned in an Insane Asylum
New contributor Denny Marshall, Time to Get Off This Rock
Ken W. Simpson, Chameleons


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Denny Marshall.
Challenge Challenge 647 foresees Horndogs in Space.
The Art
Daniel Ayles, Alien Totem

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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