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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 913

Novel Josh shows Kerri new footage from the survivalists’ camps. Darren seems to be doing very well indeed. Entirely too well.
Rebecca Johnson, Keepers of the Ageless One
Chapter 7: The Blind Spot
Chapter 8: The Footage
New contributor Angelisa Fontaine-Wood tells of a brother and sister engaged in deciphering incantations in Dante’s poetry. Their dreams of winning historians’ glory have a dark side: The Historian’s Debt, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Joseph Lagorio examines how parental roles may evolve in an artificial-intelligence future given the possibility of recurring Hereditary Expressions, part 1; conclusion.

In Ilysveil, the opium trade and opium dens are a lucrative and sordid business, one where murder may require the skills of a impromptu detective: J. H. Zech, Ilysveil: Den of Delirium, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
It’s okay to fantasize about living in the hard-riding, fast-shooting days of the Wild West. Just don’t get carried away: Gary Clifton, The Wrong Men.
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Angelisa Fontaine-Wood and Joseph Lagorio.
Challenge Challenge 913 rakes up a pile of Cashed-In Chips.
The Art
Richard Ong, Bloody Tower

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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