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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 855

Novels Rebellious graphomaniacs thrive in an apartment janitor’s residence. One of them is building a bomb.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 18: Vosemnadsat’

Jason Wise prepares disguises and plans for a covert mission to Botswana.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 14: African Plans
Serial New contributor Thomas Dylan Daniel sets a team of scientists to work to prove the many-worlds theory: The Price of Bliss Eternal, part 1; part 2.
Peter Florio climbs the tallest buildings in the world and has many fans. He has a normal fear of falling, but a fatal fall may occur figuratively in the comfort of his room: Jen Sexton-Riley, Whatever Happened to Spider Monkey? part 1; conclusion.

A hot temper may get a schoolboy what he wants, but at a price: Mike Sharlow, The Bus Stop.
You never know who — or what — you may meet on a near-death experience: Charles C. Cole, Collector’s Items.

For children, everything is new. For adults, not so much: Richard Ong, Little Soul Mates.
Poetry Nick Pipitone, Portia
Michael Wooff, Desire Has Laid Me Low


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Thomas Dylan Daniel.
Challenge Challenge 855 sees a hidden version of Lavoisier’s Transformation.
The Reading
Edward Ahern, Crosswind Passage excerpt
The Art
Channie Greenberg, Saturation

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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