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What’s in Issue 399

Novel Peter is still really frustrated by the confines of his little world but very excited about everything he and Jane can see happening outside it. At last, things seem to be looking up for Peter, but there’s always something round the corner.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Chapter 7: 1961, part 1; part 2
Chapter 8: 1962, part 1; part 2
Novellas At first, DJ thinks his new t-shirt design is bad, very bad. He’s about to meet someone who’ll change his opinion completely.
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 11: Blossoms

When a body meets its clone comin’ through the transporter... No, that doesn’t have quite the ring of Robbie Burns’ song, but it sure does promise a lot more complications!
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
New contributor Lori Hines introduces an archeologist who stumbles across a sweet-smelling haunt: Citrus Surprise.

New contributor Michael E. Howard opens a new chapter in Molluscoid-Human relations: ‘Headmaster, I got the Embassy’s latest tapes, but I can’t make heads or tentacles out of the Terran script. What’s the title of this one?’ Skinned Cats.

A boy in ancient Greece helps out a lost space traveler who makes an offer that will come to seem attractive: Catfish Russ, The Man Made of Tin and Copper, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Faith Van Horne puts hapless Greg into a position where he can’t really be sure who’s betraying whom: Betrayal at Onyx Island, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Matthias Hoefler depicts a love story and a fantastical paper airplane: What’s in Your Heart Will Wait for You.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Casters of Pornographic Derision
New contributor Kai Laursen, Search for Dominant Gene
Translation Carmen Ruggero, La cigarra y la hormiga — The Cicada and the Ant


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Michael E. Howard, Kai Laursen, and Faith Van Horne.
Discussion Gary Inbinder and Don Webb, Validation
Challenge Challenge 399 makes things Hi’ly Abbrev’d.
The Reading
Francine Schwartz, Dancing Shadows, excerpt
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
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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