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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 857

Novels Zalekha plans a terrorist bombing, and Ratsov hands her the munitions. Weapons are brandished, and Rafshan sings a hymn to hypocrisy.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 20: Dvadtsat'

Dr. Landis, Keyshawn and Elka happen upon a meeting with Stephen Mudenda and a Chinese delegation. Interstellar intellectual property rights complicate international relations mightily.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 16: Confrontation, part 1; part 2
Serial New contributor Rick Kennett introduces Cy De Gench, a veteran of an interstellar war. She returns to a planet where she had been marooned and hopes to rejoin a familiar spider: The Gods in Their Galleries, part 1; part 2.
Higher education develops talents. The object is to find which one has and which one lacks: Andrew L. Hodges, Bitter Mercies, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Ed Kratz raises a question for a young girl of marriageable age: can magic do as well as good luck? Edna Goes to the Frogs.
New contributor Sterling Warner has a student’s demand put a professor in a PC Dilemma.
Poetry Edward Ahern, The Limits of Writing
Shawn Jacobson, Redshirt


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Rick Kennett, Ed Kratz and Sterling Warner.
Challenge Challenge 857 muses while cornered. One might say it’s Cornerstoned.
The Art
Richard Ong, Supermoon

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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