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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 836

Serial Marty and Bishop make a daring escape from a prison work party. Bishop wants out, but Marty has strange ideas of his own: John Haymaker, The Legend of Potter’s Field. part 3; conclusion.
Private Eye Dave Kratzert is hired by a rich and beautiful widow to investigate threatening phone calls. He uncovers a conspiracy of monumental proportions: Gary Clifton, Hold That Hot Phone, part 1; conclusion.

Huang, a detective from Hong Kong, is engaged to thwart a terrorist bomber in a modern Tower of Babel in Tokyo: Walter Giersbach, Secret Agent in Sky City.

An explorer awaits first contact with the Yeti, high in the Himalayas. His diplomatic mission takes some strange and cryptic turns: Jeffrey Greene, This House Is Unguarded, part 1; conclusion.
Want to get rid of tiresome roommates? Use disinformation: Charles C. Cole, Hiking With Angels.

Tony and Heather take a vacation trip to Canada. It’s lovely and peaceful, but a little excitement may be on the menu, even at Tim Horton’s: Jerry Guarino, Bullets for Dessert.
Poetry Jeremy N. Marks, The Ten Plagues
David Whippman, Freudian Greatness
Essay Remember Virgil’s Æneid: “I fear Greeks, even when they come bearing gifts.” Similar caution is warranted in today’s mass communications, where truth and preconceptions can be exploited to disguise lies: Jessica ‘Zhanna’ Malekos Smith, The Magpies and the Cuckoos: A Disinformation Fable.


Challenge Challenge 836 wages Trade Peace.
Challenge 836 Response to The Legend of Potter’s Field
The Art
Richard Ong, Tangled Hearts

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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