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What’s in Issue 403

Novel Robert has a solid, honest trade, with good friends to match. But without Jane's steadying hand, Peter begins to realise his vision of a very different way of life. Years later, playboy Peter is persuaded to return to England for a very special event. And special events often come in threes.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book III: At Home With Robert
Chapter 4: Brain and Brawn, part 1; part 2
Chapter 5: Summer Nights, part 1
Novella DJ has accomplished his dream of bringing Sakura a lovely gem. Suddenly he is snatched away to face the Council of Elders, who take a dim view of DJ’s career.
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 15: An Impossible Jam
New contributor Terri Fleming introduces Toby and Tamara, strange siblings on a collision course from which the loser will not emerge. But which of them will it be? That’s hard to say: The Eradication of a Loser.

New contributor Tim Jeffreys has an innocent bank executive kidnapped by a madman. The object is not money but an impossible power: Their Eyes Were Flints.

New contributor Terry Light poses a conundrum: can androids be both intelligent and emotionless in a place of beauty? Androids in the Garden.

New contributor Frances Pauli proves the value of the power of distraction in video games: A Brief Interruption.

New contributor David J. Rank shows that life may not be all it’s cracked up to be in This Gated Community.
Which changes more in a traditional classroom: the subject or the students? Phillip Donnelly, Future Perfect Continuous.
Poetry John Stocks, A Night in the ‘White Hart’, Lincoln
Chris Vaillancourt, Blood and Feathers
Anna Ruiz, Memories of Willoughby


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Terri Fleming, Tim Jeffreys, Terry Light, Frances Pauli, and David J. Rank.
Challenge Challenge 403 conjugates in The Future Ridiculous Tense.
Letters Carmen Ruggero and Don Webb, Call Your Apple, Raise You a Pineapple.
The Art
Richard Ong, Daughter of Helios
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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