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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 669

News We’re streamlining our submissions procedure. Contributors can now send submissions directly to the editors supervising each genre. Acceptances will come to the Managing Editor. Please see our Contacts page for complete information.
Novel Two kilometers deep, on the floor of the Aquarium, the roving camera is sent on a one-way mission into the brine lake. It discovers a very odd kind of mountain. At least one part of it seems to be alive.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 18: The Sacrificial Camera, part 2
Serial New contributor Philip Ivory introduces Allan, age 11. He sits alone in a room trying to solve a puzzle as visitors come and go. Most are not alive. One is something worse: The Yellow Man, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Paul Lees-Haley shows how an old man’s impaired memory can still retain the essential of life: The Old Man and the Pond.

New contributor John B. Rosenman depicts a form of reincarnation that takes the concept just a little far: Barely Human.
Drama How might surviving relatives deal with the remains of a loved one? Perhaps a newcomer knows best: Charles C. Cole, Releasing Shirley.
Poetry Robert Shmigelsky, Stuck in Third Place
Mike Acker, Just Another Sun
Stephen Ellams, Broken Vows


Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Ada Fetters.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Philip Ivory, Paul Lees-Haley, and John B. Rosenman.
Challenge Challenge 669 says to use the formula P = rho g h.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Catherine Onyemelukwe, Nigeria Revisited.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Watchful Stare
Richard Ong, Battle at Hell’s Gate

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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