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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 848

News This is the last regular issue of the season, winter or summer, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the First Quarterly Review.
Novels Igor identifies the relative whom Yegor has just murdered. Igor makes excuses but points out that the crime now places Yegor under Igor’s control.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 11: Odinnadtsat’

McDermott interrogates Paul Welton with the aid of a Cygnian’s telepathy. Welton is a prospective asset, but the position carries a big disadvantage.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 7: Isolation
A truck brings a consignment of party furniture. There is no charge for it, but it does carry a cost: James Penha, Candlenut Farm.

New contributor Jie Wang takes a girl through computer-simulation sessions of mourning for a lost friend: iGenesis.
When a widower appears at Holcom’s farm, wanting to spread his late wife’s ashes at a romantic place of their youth, Holcom is skeptical at first but finds the event can have a share of tender humor: Charles C. Cole, Bluets, Ferns and Ashes.
Poetry New contributor Ann Cefola, Black Suit
Robin Helweg-Larsen, The Train Will Stop
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Cemetery Walk in Winter
New contributor Edgar Rincón Luna, Friends With a Plane Waiting
Michael Wooff, The Chart of Tenderness


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Ann Cefola, Edgar R. Luna, and Jie Wang.
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, The Wife/Mom excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Queen of Eden

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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