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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 664

Novel The scientific team has perplexing questions. What is in the brine lake at the bottom of the Aquarium? And what’s wrong with Frank?
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 15: Deep and Surface Expeditions, part 1; part 2
Novella Aaron finally discovers who Anini really is... and isn’t.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 20: Dream #5
Chapter 21: Series of Dreams, conclusion
Serial Sean and Cindy have a potentially lucrative business opportunity, but Sean is on the lam from the Sirian authorities: Bill Kowaleski, Down Under and Over There, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Simon Hole relates a story from a poker player about a game that went very bad: Hot Hand.

What should some housemates do for a refugee from the plague? Take him in. But first, check his vaccination certificate: Susan Bass Marcus, An Arm and a Leg.
In a hospice, an elderly lady finds that memories of her daughter can seem quite real: Dan Korgan, Earlier Snows.
Poetry Edward Ahern, Defectus
Mike Acker, Hearts and Minds
New contributor Eva-Maria Palevich, It Feels Like a Broken Violin


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Simon Hole and Eva-Maria Palevich.
The Critics’
Terry L. Mirll discusses The Ending of “Karat Cake”
Challenge Challenge 664 gets all Bottled Up.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Wrapped in Thought
Richard Ong, Ursa, Artist From Hell

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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