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What’s in Issue 360

Novel George Pike arranges to leave his orbit-changing project in capable hands. Now he has to find out exactly where he is:
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
Serial The portable actuarial device exerts a paralyzingly hypnotic fascination on hapless Mike Devlin. His friends come to the rescue, sort of... Daniel Shebses, The Deathalator, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Jaleta Clegg depicts a grocery store from Hell, where food makes insidious remarks to the dietarily challenged: Glutton’s Purgatory.

New contributor Shae Davidson looks at people from a peculiar perspective, where visual time is a function of distance: By the Lake: the Trees, Singing.

New contributor Robert E. Keller poses the paradox of thinking about not thinking: The Great Alien Mind.

New contributor Byron Petrakis introduces Theodoros, an old man so unjustly dispossessed that he must call upon The Arrows of Apollo.

Two lovers with mirroring disfigurements discover whether they’re really made for each other: Jonathan M. Sweet, Scarred Deep.
Want to improve your spouse? Be careful what you ask for; you may have to make hard decisions about trade-offs: Channie Greenberg, The Husband Remaking Machine.
Poetry Marta T. Coppola, Sensing
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Anatomy of a Secret Life
John Stocks, Imagined You
Bertil Falk, Afterwards
Retrospective, full circle: Thomas R., Afterwards (from issue 1)


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jaleta Clegg, Shae Davidson, Robert E. Keller, and Byron Petrakis.
Challenge Challenge 360 calls No Flag On the Play.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Alastair Reynolds, The Prefect.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

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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