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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 910

Novel When making a reality show based on wilderness survival, the producers sometimes have to remind the participants that they must survive or the show can’t go on.
New contributor Rebecca Johnson, Keepers of the Ageless One
Chapter 1: The Contestants
Chapter 2: The Rustler
Novella Kate and Quince have thought they were unalterably opposed in their views on livelihoods and their future. After a brush with a threatened space pirate invasion, they begin to reconsider: Nemo West, What Kate Found in the Fringe, conclusion.
Serial The discovery of the Crystal Library has occasioned a variety of interpretations and philosophical viewpoints. Ultimately, knowledge of the Library’s contents depends on translators. Some people can trust them; others won’t: Michael Burnett, The Crystal Library, part 3; part 4; conclusion.
New contributor Dimitar Dakovski depicts a mistake space explorers may make when searching for The Perfect Form,

New contributor Madalyn Meyers portrays a mischievous fairy come to life from fairytales: The Nightingale.
Who will miss us when we’re gone? The surmise seems quite reasonable: Charles C. Cole, A Post-Human Conversation.
Poetry Ed Blundell, Cold-Hearted
Mike Acker, Of First and Last


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Dimitar Dakovski, Rebecca Johnson and Madalyn Meyers.
Challenge Challenge 910 finds worlds in which there may be Curious Others.
The Art
Richard Ong, Fountain of Light

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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