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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 799

Novella Kelvin and Jimmy plot some special plays for the high-school football team’s practice sessions. Kelvin warns April about Sterling, but he has to tell their father, as well:
J. C. G. Goelz, Responsibilities of Being a Man, part 3; part 4.
Short
Stories
In the world of print publishing, authors and works can become inextricably intertwined: Channie Greenberg, Owen Brownstone Keeps Trying.

New contributor Vanessa Kittle reveals some surprising features of Artificial Intelligences’ workaday life in The Shining World, part 1; conclusion.

A status tends to remain “quo” when everybody benefits in some way: Ronald Larsen, Nicholas Chichester.
Flash
Fiction
What to do with a dilapidated museum piece when it may be the last of its kind? Joyce Meggett, In and Out of the Knickknackatorium.
Poetry Robin Helweg-Larsen, Humankind at Dusk
Short
Poetry
Oonah V. Joslin, Level Carbon
Essay Gary Beck, Raw Realism: A Poetry Manifesto

Departments

Translation Paul Celan, Death FugueTodesfuge
tr. by New contributor Michael R. Burch
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Michael R. Burch and Vanessa Kittle.
Challenge Challenge 799 wants to Bring Back the Dodo.
Letters Alison McBain interviews Richard Ong.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Enchantress of Books

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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