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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 683

News This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Third Quarterly Review with the editors’ choices from issues 672-683.
Serial Henry has done good work in the little Depression-era town of Longly Falls. Now he must confront Devlin Mercy, who has come to undo it: Arthur Davis, The Man Who Sold Time, part 4; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Everyone knows about sinister haunted houses, but have you ever seen one from the haunt’s point of view? Patrick Doerksen, The Grumbling Dark.

New contributor Steve Slavin tells of Mary Ferguson, who works hard and is not always appreciated. But she is a cheerful sort, and at least one person can testify that a good word from her has gone a very long way: The Enabler.

Gryffith learns too late never to say, ‘You owe me one.’ All his own debts come due: Martin Westlake, Hemming, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Want a quick remedy for baldness? It’s simple: all you need to do is... Well, you’ll find out: Charles C. Cole, That Palm Springs Style.
Poetry Alan P. Garfoot, Iridium-Poisoned Seeds
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, Smoke Rises Softly
Lana Bella, Pulsing Metal Wheels
Gregg Dotoli, Because of Now
Bill Kowaleski, Until the Thawing Morn

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Steve Slavin.
Challenge Challenge 683 quoths Quoth the Crow.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Gary Beck, Perceptions.
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Storytime
Richard Ong, Blazing Steel

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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