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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 814

Novel A rediscovered relic has caused Izzalia’s beast form to go rogue. Meanwhile, Izzalia is on the Celestial Plane with Gotenba and is quite unaware of the countermeasures being planned by the High Priestess and the Council.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 32: Dejans
Chapter 33: Gotenba
Serial New contributor Scott Hughes depicts a mortal struggle between song and steel in a high-fantasy land of magick: Songcaster and Little Dune, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Robin Ray introduces Pelicor, a humanlike Caracaran, who brings a life-saving talisman to humanity in The Eye of Balance.

New contributor Nick Sweeney evokes a young woman’s last dream of paradise in the siege of Sarajevo: A Blossom From Bosnia.

New contributor Roman Wolujewicz shows the Invasion from Mars from the point of view of a Martian dissident: Happiness Is a Place Out There.
A vegetable farmer might learn to remember where his wealth comes from: Jerry Guarino, The Great Zucchini.
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Unexplained
Meg Smith, Coffin Birth
Essay New contributor Daniel C. Smith sounds an alarm about Space Weapons.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Scott Hughes, Robin Ray, Daniel C. Smith, and Nick Sweeney.
Challenge Challenge 814 says that when the game seems to be rigged, call House Security.
The Art
Richard Ong, Floral Hive

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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