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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 654

Novels Now that the Lighthouse is in flight, Dr. Weenie administers the little yellow pills but is not quite ready to take one, himself. Meanwhile, Walt, the avatar of the Artificial Uterus, brings important news to Captain Diana.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 19: Set and Setting, part 2

Melpomeni joins Professor Cannavaro and his team to collect Loricifera from a deep-sea brine lake. Their research is interrupted by a photo of a strange occurrence on the Aquarium island, Dioptra.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Novellas The Old Man discovers chrysopoeia. Meanwhile, Hildy reveals to Frank how she found him, and much more: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 6; part 7.

Anini seeks out Aaron and tells him a strange secret.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 8: Love in Outer Space
Short
Stories
Victor Frenchstone seeks psychiatric help for his recurring nightmares: E. B. Fischadler, Of Such Dreams.

Forgetting the bad may also mean forgetting the good: Morris Marshall, Good News First.
Flash
Fiction
An inept police captain gets his just desserts: Gary Clifton, Captain Willie Whizboom.

Karl’s pet squirrels make his fondest wish come true: Ron Van Sweringen, Peanut Postmortem.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Evergreen
Short
Poetry
David Adès, Flyby
Gregg Dotoli, Daydreamer

Departments

Editorial Bewildering Stories discusses the place of The Security Debate.
Challenge Challenge 654 advertises: Get Your Transmutations Here!
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Ele-Bot
Richard Ong, Moon Eater

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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