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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 842

Novels Yegor has a lot of opportunities, but none seem to go well.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 5: Pyat’

The Cygnians bring to Earth the equivalent of a goose laying golden eggs. But selling it isn’t easy, and the Cygnians are as conniving as Earthlings.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Violent criminals evoke fear and disgust. Homicide detectives Maggs and McCoy have a prime duty: to be better than the bad guys. Gary Cifton, The Last Word.

New contributor Bill Teitelbaum asks waiting airline passengers to take a break and answer The Questionnaires, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Yu Zheng-Rong examines the problems of construction on a land steeped in tradition: The House, the Lot — tr. John Haymaker
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Living Charif
Ken Poyner, All the Talk of Enuran
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Post-Adult
Michael Wooff, Frozen in Time


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Bill Teitelbaum.
Challenge Challenge 842 asks incredulously: Thinking Is Futile?
The Reading
Gary Beck, Contusions
The Art
Richard Ong, Gothic Spires

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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