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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 651

Novels Jay-Bee stages a coup at Cosmitix. Jenny Appleseed is squeezed out of the superworld and emerges in the material realm. The CosmiGirls have plans of their own.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
A depleted diamond mine is turned into an aquarium. A theme park attracts tourists. That, too, is good... for a while.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Novellas Frank and Dippy are cornered by pursuers. Might an interdimensional meteorite come as a blessing in disguise? Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 3.

Aaron needs to repay a loan to his friend, Bud. When Aaron applies for a job in a bagel shop, the interviewer, Anini, asks him some rather odd questions.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
How might the new lord of a manor settle some very old scores between ancestral enemies? Arthur Davis, Dunsmoor, part 1; conclusion

New contributor Tobacco Jones introduces Marco, who learns an old truth. Money is power, and vice-versa, especially in the illicit drug trade: Brain Antenna, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Sally Rose doesn’t need Sheriff Anderson to tell her there are bad people out in the world. She knows one of them all too well, and he’s come to visit: Gary Clifton, What Comes Around.
Poetry Michael D. Amitin, Sirens Ringing Dry
Denny Marshall, Zebra Galaxy
James Robert Rudolph, A Vigor’s Waning


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tobacco Jones.
The Critics’
Bertrand Cayzac, The Scandal
Don Webb, Nothing and Somethingness
The Art
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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