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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 668

Novel Nannion, short of food and water, needs to meet the people who have come to her island. She would like to bring them a gift, as cats sometimes do. She introduces them to a very large new friend of hers.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 18: The Sacrificial Camera, part 1
Serial Emily and Gavin wait to see if their captives, Babs and Martin, will fall in love. Gavin finds a way out of or deeper into his own captivity: Peter Medeiros, Empty Hearts, part 5; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Time flies when you’re having fun with your new entertainment gadget: Jack Bragen, A Naive Purchase.

New contributor Gary L. Robbe introduces Miles, who has seen more than enough of violent death and blames himself for it. He seeks solace in a store window, where Reflections Turn Away, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Joseph Stephens depicts a girl who has a lot of trouble with schoolmates who don’t have “cool” names like Smith.
Flash
Fiction
Two old, veteran policemen know that truth is more than the sum of facts, and justice is more than law: Gary Clifton, Misfire.
Poetry Douglas Young, Reaching Beyond
Short
Poetry
Lana Bella, As One Ages
Denny Marshall, Waves of Sleep

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Gary Clifton.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Gary L. Robbe and Joseph Stephens.
Challenge Challenge 668 advises you to Shoot That Box.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Robot Raiders
Richard Ong, Black 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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