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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 813

News This is the last regular issue of the spring or fall, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we will bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Second Quarterly Review of 2019.
Novel Izzalia and Virgil talk past each other in a tense encounter. Izzie meets an imp, Gotenba, who introduces Omi, her personal “god.” Izzie grasps a relic and, unbeknownst to her, her beast form goes on a rampage.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 29: Virgil
Chapter 30: Relic
Chapter 31: Omi
New contributor Jeffrey Greene introduces young Lloyd Harris to the mysterious Mr. Kitchens. They share a fascination with entomology and an admiration for the special perception of The Regal Darner, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Natisha Parsons proves a BwS motto: “There is no story so truly Bewildering as reality.” And that includes a story about a ghost named Spooky.

New contributor Fumiki Takahashi foresees that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are bad To the Last Drop — tr. Toshiya Kamei
Our two flash fiction stories show how strangers may become friends, even friends who never meet.
Gary Clifton, When We Needed You
Charles C. Cole, A Prisoner of Habit
Ken Poyner, New Planet Landscape 39
Meg Smith, The Moss Bridge


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jeffrey Greene, Natisha Parsons and Fumiki Takahashi.
Challenge Challenge 813 cites a commendation beginning with: You Were There....
Letters A contributor sends An Author’s Note.
The Reading
KJ Hannah Greenberg, Whistling for Salvation excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, The Coal-Fired Beast

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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