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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 837


This is the last regular issue of 2019. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ choices in the Fourth Quarterly Review and, on December 30, the Editors’ choices for the year in the Annual Review.
Milestone: Issue 832 was Bewildering Stories’ 900th official issue.

Penguins are hardy and resourceful, but when they venture into space, they’re liable to fall prey to human foibles: Channie Greenberg, Spacefaring Penguins.

New contributor Frederick Highland brings in the New Comers, space aliens who take over Earth and proceed to “go native” very disconcertingly: The Liberace Ensemble.
What kind soul might bring small but timely reminders of comfort to the lonely? Charles C. Cole, I’ll Never Lose Affection.

Is all peaceful and quiet in the back yard? Some mysterious indentations in the snow might be clues to a dramatic scene: Crystalwizard, On the Snowy High Road.
Poetry New contributor Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Homeward
L. S. Popovich, Giggling Anthills
New contributor Louanne W. Ewald, Wake-Up Call
Robin Helweg-Larsen, The Walls of Planet Three
Meg Smith, Daughter of Bright Matter
Epitaph for René Auberjonois


Editorial Bewildering Stories sees that protecting domain names amounts to building The Great Wall of What?!.
Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Louanne W. Ewald, Nancy D. Bonazzoli and Frederick Highland.
Challenge Challenge 827 Response: Wayward Dogs with Gary Clifton
The Art
Richard Ong, Kaleidoscope

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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