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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 851

Novels Yegor wakes up gradually to a new day. His ex-wife Svetza calls. It’s Yegor’s parent day with their daughter, Nastya. And he will take her to see Dr. Belensky the next day. Yegor and Sveta avoid their customary quarreling.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 14: Chetirnadtsat’

Salesman-Drake lands at a remote mine in Africa and makes the manager a very attractive offer.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
A barkeep on an interstellar waystation survives a customer event and develops a strategy for success and happiness: Ken Poyner, You Might Have To Leave Home To Succeed.

When Tormot Sompo goes on a quest to find a cure for an incurable disease, Reality teaches him a lesson about the nature of time: James Rumpel, A Quest for Heaven, part 1; conclusion.
A date for a kind of high-school prom that comes years late? Better late than never. Yes, much better: Charles C. Cole, The 50th Annual Life Partner Shindig.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Apollo 13
Harris Coverley, A Rant on Man: an Anti-Misanthropy
James Robert Rudolph, There Is No Malibu Cred in Santa Fe
Michael Wooff, A Dizain for Palissy


Challenge Challenge 850 Response discusses Knock-Knock with Cheryl W. Ruggiero.
Challenge 851 figures wishes may sometimes come true, sometimes partly, sometimes not. The result seems to be a Wish Wash.
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, The Nexus of the Sun, the Moon and Mother excerpt
The Art
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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