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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 681

Serials Sid, exhausted, tracks Deegan and Trina to their beach hideout. Norman exchanges a basketball for a letter. When Esther delivers a long overdue message from Deegan’s father, Deegan has some decisions to make about himself: Charles C. Cole, What We Do Together, part 5; conclusion.

New contributor Allie Dawson depicts a professor who is surprised by a selkie in a fairytale forest. She will need him as much as he needs her: The Logician and the Selkie, part 1; part 2.
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How to impress a committee of surgeons with one’s dexterity? Tie fishing flies: E. B. Fischadler, Helping Hands.

A company of five hedgehogs attends a marshmallow cream festival. The eating is tasty but indigestible. And the festival offers other, bigger perils: Channie Greenberg, Miserable at What the Fluff.

Time travel is all very well and good, though dangerous. The future may decide that a pre-bereaved, Beatles-smitten inventor may have something much more important to do with his time: Lewayne L. White, Sunrise and Dawn.
Poetry Lana Bella, Late Blue Hour
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Poetry
Shola Balogun, With Bata Drums
Bill Kowaleski, End of the Affair
Denny Marshall, Spiral Arms Sky

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Allie Dawson.
Challenge Challenge 681 says Pine Knot.
The Reading
Room
Charles C. Cole, Gary Inbinder, The Hanged Man   review
Alison McBain, Michelle Adelman, Piece of Mind   review
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Hypermodern Reader
Richard Ong, Delphic Vision

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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