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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 673

Novel Frank and J-Cap conclude that life in the Aquarium is trying to escape a threat, but what is it?
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 20: Retreat and Ponder, part 2
Serial Curtis, Josef and Bix contemplate separately a future with both robots and humans: Carl Ross Beideman, The Potential Man, part 3; part 4; part 5.
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New contributor Jeff Dosser introduces a smooth con man who meets his match: Mr. Smiley.

Noreen trains people in first aid with the help of a mannequin. If only she knew how it could help her: Ada Fetters, Ambi-Man.

“I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all” (Eccl 9:11): Bill Prindle, Mere Chance, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, What Lies Beneath
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Poetry
Denny Marshall, Quest
Douglas Young, A Modest Proposal for Hell

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Bill Prindle.
Challenge Challenge 673 cackles evilly, Gloat ’Em If You Got ’Em.
The Reading
Room
John B. Rosenman, Inspector of the Cross excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Tecon 2
Richard Ong, Cosmic Entanglement

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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