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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 826

Novel Izzalia’s quest in Dust has ended in failure. She and Riku are returned to the Fjord, where Izzalia is imprisoned while the Council debates her fate.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 49: Surrender
Chapter 50: Return
Serial New contributor Jen Sexton-Riley introduces Godfrey Daniels, a rescued bunny rabbit who becomes quite well-educated while living with a family in which not all are The Squirrel Eaters, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Scott Cafarella shows how a trade can bring not only pride but fulfilment and even joy in the life of The Stone Mason.

New contributor John Grayson Heide turns an ordinary crime story around in an elevator where only two can know what’s Going Down.

New contributor Scott Richburg asks what’s a young ballplayer to do when the only other real player is a cranky old man and there’s a Ghost Man on First.
Do you get spam telephone calls? When you get this kind, don’t just hang up; run and hide! Ed Blundell, Play the Game.
Poetry Alan Garfoot, The Inner Light
Ken Poyner, Scout
New contributor Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh, Let No One Steal Your Song
Memoir The recovery of stolen property may entail both loss and gain: Charles C. Cole, Strange Neighbors.
Memorial Oonah V. Joslin remembers James Graham.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes John Grayson Heide, Stephen Emmanuel Ogboh and Jen Sexton-Riley.
Challenge Challenge 826 says sometimes you just have to Take Charge.
Challenge 818 Response wonders what is Predictable.
The Art
Richard Ong, Mystic Storm

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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