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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 665

Novel J-Cap and Meni are worried about Frank. Why don’t the sharks eat him? And then Mari comes too close to the water.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 16: Meni Talks to Frank
Serial What can Sean and Cindy give space aliens who already have almost everything they want? And what can Sheriff Gustafson learn about mixing romance and business? Bill Kowaleski, Down Under and Over There, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor M. L. McIntosh introduces Kelly and Ramona, a professional dance team, who check into a haunted hotel room: Caller Unknown, part 1; conclusion.
Drama Two very similar men wake in a desert. One of them is an “old hand” and the other is a “newcomer.” They suspect they’re subjects of a mysterious experiment. What might the test be? Charles C. Cole, A Way to Win.
In some societies, “concealed carry” may be an advisable custom: Gary Clifton, Savage Sands.

There may be “no honor among thieves,” but sometimes they can do business: Alison McBain, Supply and Demand.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, K in the Azaleas
Jason Constantine Ford, A White Dove
Prospero Pulma, Jr., The Battlefield


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes M. L. McIntosh.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Charles C. Cole
Challenge Challenge 665 sees weapons Locked and Loaded.
The Reading
Charles B. Pettis, The Hummingbird and the Hawk excerpt
The Art
Denny Marshall, Skull Star
Richard Ong, Fire Demon

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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