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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 841

Novels Journalist Nikita Marievna meets Yegor in the seedy restaurant. The waiter tells her that eating is unhealthy. Yegor outlines a campaign of disinformation about political, economic and environmental corruption. The gangster makes offers that she not only can’t refuse but can’t understand. Truth is not on the menu.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 4: Chetire

Abdullah Naïr poses a problem to Mr. Martin and his son Miles. How can nuclear fusion power be delayed long enough to dispose of fossil-fuel assets without taking too much of a loss?
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction, Prolog
New contributor Paula R. Donoso depicts in a poetic account the life of a lonely girl in a small seaside town: The Girl from the Sea — tr. Toshiya Kamei

The Delight sisters take sibling rivalry to an entirely new level: Dave Henson, Favorite Delight.

When a wizard comes shopping for equipment, just take the order and don’t ask questions: Ronald M. Larsen, Dragon-Fire Brewing.
Sometimes a high-school crush might need more than a desert island to be fulfilled: Charles C. Cole, An Apocalyptic Relationship.
Poetry Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Precipice
New contributor Robert Ronnow, Sub-Atomic Particles
Gary Beck, Birdless
Gregg Dotoli, Poematic


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Paula R. Donoso and Robert Ronnow.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Near Zero, chapter 4 and finds the future Right on Schedule.
The Art
Richard Ong, Under the Painted Sky

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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