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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 854

Novels Ktitor, Yegor and Gennady discuss poetry. Ktitor decrees that Gennady has committed an unpardonable offense.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 17: Semnadtsat’

Jason Wise goes undercover to find out who the handsome young man is who accompanies Maria Schoenbrun at Aliens Out rallies. Wise learns more than he expected to.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 13: A Rally and a Meeting
Serial A printer’s apprentice discovers the narrator’s true nature: Daniel W. Galef, Ex Libris, part 3; conclusion.
In the publishing world, the key to success may be not words so much as identification numbers: Channie Greenberg, Around Again, with Owmapow, part 1; conclusion.

An independent-minded tomcat makes a bid for freedom but soon takes a long way home: Edna C. Horning, MoJo the Mighty, part 1; conclusion.

Clark has tastes and esthetic preferences that are slightly different from those of his adoptive family. He is surprised to find out why: James Rumpel, The Alienation of Clark Monohan, part 1; conclusion.
In any murder investigation, the object is to identify the perpetrator: Gary Clifton, Forever Allison.
Poetry New contributor Lee Hart, Some Little Bug
Marjorie Sadin, Pas de deux


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Lee Hart.
Challenge Challenge 854 punctures some Hot Balloons.
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Dance Studio

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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