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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 922

Serial A scholar of the occult keeps a journal for his therapist while on a mental-health retreat in a home ostensibly owned by a curiously ageless film star.
C. M. Barnes, Eternal Return, part 1; part 2
New contibutor Jessica Moore poses a problem: Why would perfectly good robot ranch hands fall over a cliff and need repairs? Have they learned something not included in their programming? The Heart Is Exposed Wire, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Henri de Régnier recounts the tragedy behind the snuffing of Mr. d’Andercausse’s Candle. — tr. Michael Wooff
When a small-town constable is outmatched by Zeno Bucket, a local troublemaker, what better reinforcements to call upon than Mother Druzella. She can freeze Zeno with a glare while consulting her monster-suppression handbook: Gary Clifton, The Constable’s Duty,

If you show up at a sleazy saloon to argue with Satan, first make sure you know who you’re dealing with: David Henson, A Place Without Music.
Poetry Mimi Ferebee, Closet Chatter
Jack Merwin, The Three Kings of Folly: The Angelic King
Oonah V. Joslin, Offunato’s “Yesterday”

As old-timers age, they wonder understandably, “Where are the friends of yesteryear?” Silvia Hines, Seeking Reconnection.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Jessica Moore.
Challenge Challenge 922 asks, “Does a certain narrator have his Pants on Fire?
The Art
Richard Ong, Fire Nest

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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