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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 845

Novels When Yegor embarks on a career, he decides to “reduce his existence to a bare minimum” in order to avoid befouling his environment with evil. His obscure entry-level position in a government publishing house brings him into contact with 20th-century Russian and American literature.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 8: Vosem’

The Sales Manager and Salesman devise a way to circumvent bureaucratic foot-dragging in implementing fusion power on Earth.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 4: On Cygnus Prime
New contributor Madi Giovina shows how fruitful it can be to employ different ways — or genres — of Crying in Public.

Late in life, Leslie Newbridge ponders the meaning of a fleeting contact made at an early age: Jeffrey Greene, The Picker Boy, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor DL Shirey introduces an 8-year old boy who views his world from the viewpoint of his Magic Nation, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Andrew Newall explores the ramifications of the guilt experienced by The Fire Twin.
Poetry Michael Amitin, Heartbreak Café
Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Surrender
New contributor Wendy Holborow, Stirred Words


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Madi Giovina, Wendy Holborow, Andrew Newall and DL Shirey.
Challenge Challenge 845 finds that Dr. Freud’s cigar isn’t always Just a Cigar.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses What Is a Ghost?
The Reading
Mickey J. Corrigan, What I Did for Love excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Northern Bliss

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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