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What’s in Issue 398

Novel Jane is very happy with her new life on the east coast, but Peter’s ability to cope with the real world is still not improving. Now coming on nine, Peter is trying very hard to find some sort of balance in his life. But the punchballs keep jumping up and knocking him down again.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Chapter 5: 1959, part 1; part 2
Chapter 6: 1960, part 1; part 2
Novellas DJ’s adventures as a promotional bonus for Jeannie’s Jams has brought him adventures ranging from fun to funny to perplexing. Now he’s in big trouble.
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 10: Blacker Currents

Rod and Rhoda try to infiltrate the Rumex corporation, but the top brass is onto them, and they have to make a run for it. They almost escape.
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
Chapter 7: Once More Unto the Breach
Chapter 8: The Results Are In
Chapter 9: Exit Strategy
Chapter 10: Madness Redux
Chapter 11: Outa Here
What’s an aspiring actor to do when he learns what acting talent requires and discovers he doesn’t have any? A. Frank Bower, The Rule of Three.

Florence Weldon loves to visit and observe public places. And she knows how to avoid company. She’s just a little too good at it: Noel Denvir, Sunday Girl.

New contributor Kaushik Viswanath introduces Drs Khanna and Muthu, who share the same body. They do not share the same tastes: Chimera Khanna.

New contributor David Weaver illustrates a situation where discretion is the better part of valor: The Last City.
New contributor Kathryn Lee pit an elderly couple against each other in a conversation that is quite one-sided, up to a point: Marlys and Jim.
Anna Ruiz, The Quest
Translation New contributor Manfred Ratzlaff offers an Esperanto translation of La Fontaine’s classic poem: La Cikad’ kaj la Formik’.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kathryn Lee, Manfred Ratzlaff, Kaushik Viswanath, and David Weaver.
The Critics’
Don Webb, What Were the Songs of Yesteryear?
Challenge Challenge 397 Response: Bill Bowler, “The Lady Teacher Without a Name

Challenge 398 hears you Loud and Clear.
The Art
Tantra Bensko, Photos
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art

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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