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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 828

Novel Riku visits Izzalia, and they discuss the future with despair and doubt.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 52: Balance
New contributor Wes Blalock shows graphically how “animal rights” may mean one thing to human beings but quite another to wild animals: Tears for Lucifer, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Miriam E. Neiberg introduces heroines who have broken with the pagan gods: From Hand to Hand.

New contributor Jason Powell reveals the feelings of Hannah, who is torn between John and Junior: On Top of Everything, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor James Rumpel depicts the plight of a kindly teacher caught in a merciless system of High-Stakes Testing, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Bill Bowler, He Gobbled Up the Minutes
Mike Acker, Ex
Memoir New contributor Richard LeBlond notes that an odd custom and danger can interfere with fighting wildfires when it’s time for Tea with the Grizzlies.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Wes Blalock, Richard LeBlond, Miriam E. Neiberg, Jason Powell and James Rumpel.
Challenge Challenge 828 is reluctant to take certain Pass-Fail Tests.
The Art
Richard Ong, Gladiatrix

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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