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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 678

Serial Josh Kellerman shows he is personally resourceful as well as enterprising and idealistic. Meanwhile, Mr. Lawson has to choose between a sure thing now or a good thing in the long term: Deborah Rochford, Two Proposals, part 5; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Stephen Allan is a spellbinding orator. Just be careful not to fall under the wrong spell: Edward Ahern, Listen to the Deaf Man Sing, part 1; conclusion.

A melting glacier has exposed an alien aircraft on a mountainside. How can an idealistic scientist reconcile her professional integrity with what she learns from the discovery? Bill Kowaleski, Intelligent Designers, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Andy Tu shows how sneaking out at night for some innocent fun can go very wrong if a girl loses her temper: Point of No Return.
Flash
Fiction
Mr. and Mrs. Roy appear to be normal next-door neighbors. You wouldn’t believe how much they aren’t: Charles C. Cole, The Mechanical Engineer.
Poetry Douglas Young, A Surprise Visitor
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, Mandela
James R. Rudolph, Ghosting Me
Essay Ada Fetters explores Different Spaces: The Fluidity of World and Form in Children’s Literature.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Andy Tu.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories discusses Authors and Characters.
Challenge Challenge 678 asks Is Rusty the New Orange?
Special Challenge 678 takes Everything Literally.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Dana Bate, Too Many Cooks.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Red Clouds of Cliff Island
Richard Ong, Fifth Dimension

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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