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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 843

Novels We learn of Yegor’s parents and ancestors and their homeland. “But with childlike magnanimity, having loved not what’s better but what’s closer, Yegor loved and still loves to this day all this deep, bottom part of Rus’, her sadness and her wilderness.”
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 6: Shest’

A Cygnian and an Earthling meet to discuss big plans for interstellar business.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
New contributor Steven Bissonnette brings Hank to a drive-up window for some fast food. But Hank feels the food and service are far from paradisical at Burger Heaven, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Roger Ley introduces a coven of peaceable, long-lived witches who must preserve their anonymity by combining methods both Ancient and Modern.

New contributor John R. Taylor has Geronimo T. Crispwalker take his tastes to absurd lengths: Side of the Almond, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Jack D. Harvey, Schiller’s Skull
New contributor Yuliia Vereta, The Dark Woods
Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Ache
Gregg Dotoli, Smoky the Climate Changer


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Steven Bissonnette, Roger Ley, John R. Taylor and Yuliia Vereta.
Challenge Challenge 842 Response discusses The Last Word with Gary Clifton.
The Reading
John Eric Ellison, Wind Cave excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Vertigo

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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