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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 660

Novels A door appears between the world and chaos, below the hotel’s laundry room. Captain Diana, accompanied by splendid oysters, takes charge. The Beach Boys yodel, and Fred Looseman wonders where his screwdriver went.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 21: It Is Done! part 3

Meni and Mari sneak out toward the center of the Aquarium at night. Meanwhile, Frank is still in a trance-like state. He dives virtually to the sea floor and to the bottom of the Aquarium itself, where he perceives strange visions and receives an alarming emotional message.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 12: Frank and Fish
Novellas Frank and Dippy ride the polo pony to rescue Hildy from the Grunts. They haven’t seen the last of Lohman: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 14.

Aaron is left on his own to bake bagels while Nikoli shows up at the shop with a strange notebook and a proposition for Anini.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter15: Song of the Baker
Want to seek solace in the Great Beyond? Just hand over your chips to Brother Jack when you go to cash them in: Charles C. Cole, Brother Jacinto’s Mission.

Are suspects and defendants innocent till proven guilty? They are certainly considered normal unless proven mentally ill: Morris Marshall, That Unstable Summer, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Lana Bella, In Water, the Marked One Fades
Mike Acker, Stains


Challenge Challenge 660 says Bang, You’re Sane.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Gary Beck, Resonance.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Trapped in a Fantasy Jungle
Richard Ong, The Dance of a Deep Sea Prom Queen

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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