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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 804

Novel In staged combat with wild animals, Riku freezes and earns her companions’ contempt. But the High Priestess’s daughter, Izzie, cautions them that she has other plans for Riku.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 7: Trial
Chapter 8: Wormoros
Chapter 9: Stars
Short
Stories
New contributor Michael J. Albers introduces TeeLynn, whose intense agoraphobia urges her, against all caution, to stay aboard the generation ship and not take the Last Shuttle Down, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Marshall Moore takes artificial intelligence past the “singularity” of consciousness and into the realm of the human, with all its moral perils: The Periodic Table of the Angels.
Flash
Fiction
Respect winter. It does not always follow the calendar: Charles C. Cole, Royal Out of Season.
Poetry Thulani E. Buthelezi, Penal Periods
New contributor Gennady Sherman, Lucky Dog
Short
Poetry
Donna Dallas, Portrait of a Woman

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Marshall Moore and Gennady Sherman.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories hears Voices Bodied and Disembodied with Patric Quinn.
Challenge Challenge 804 contemplates various ways of Passing Tests.
The Reading
Room
Matthew McAyeal, Melody
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Crossroads to Martyrdom

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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