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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 667

Novel Drastic measures revive Mari from her trance, but she is reluctant to say what she has experienced. Cannavaro takes her to safety on Crete. He returns to Dioptra with Alexandros, who has dire theories about what might have happened.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 17: What’s Wrong With Mari? part 2
Serial Emily hopes to subject Babs and Martin to an enforced tryst in an abandoned boathouse. Emily distrusts Gavin and keeps him under lock and key. Peter Medeiros, Empty Hearts, part 3, part 4.
Short
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New contributor Thom Arrell has Hecket interrogated by the authorities for apparently having built a spaceship. The real question is not what he’s made but who he is: Both Sides of the Story, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Isabelle Perkins wins literary fame as the “Hedgehog Lady.” She loses contact with her family, who, in the end, fulfill Bewildering Stories’ admonition: “Readers take everything literally unless they know to do otherwise”: Channie Greenberg, Hedgehogs Démodés.
Poetry New contributor Francis Annagu, Ellen of Paris
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Dense and Dumb
Stephen Ellams, Mirror Man
Jason C. Ford, Searching in the Night

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Bill Kowaleski.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Francis Annagu and Thom Arrell.
Discussion Bewildering Stories discusses Literary Favorites.
Challenge Challenge 667 quaffs a Spiky Drink.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, The Escape
Richard Ong, Nefertiti’s Butterfly

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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