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What’s in Issue 406

Drama Barclay, eager to get rid of Victor Hugo, tricks Wynfield and Hugo into a fake boxing match.
Marina J. Neary, Hugo in London, scene 3; scene 4
Novella Kir Bulychev introduces a war veteran, Timofei; a nurse, Nadezhda; and her daughter, Olga. Despite a blighted history they have a lot to hope for. But events may conspire to bring them only Half a Life, chapter 1.
New contributor Kirsten Campbell looks kindly upon rambunctious little David. There’s no need to keep the space aliens’ omnidimensional spaceship a secret from him: Dark Matters, part 1; conclusion.

What if a would-be astronaut does the right thing for the wrong reasons? Will his good deed go unpunished? Terry J. Larson, A Hero’s Reward, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Dawn Marshallsay shows a world in far worse shape than a man in a wheelchair: Zero Interest.

New contributor Filip Šimunović brings interesting characters on stage, but what hope do they have with an audience like Erika? Erika’s Story, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
What secret does a wife find in the attic while her husband snores gently? Gloria F. Watts, The Attic.
Poetry New contributor Matt Jones, The Futility of Blithe Happiness
Anna Ruiz, Do Not Astound Me With My Own Perfection


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kir Bulychev, Kirsten Campbell, Matt Jones, Dawn Marshallsay, and Filip Šimunović.
Challenge Challenge 406 interrupts: We Interrupt This Transcription...
Letters Cleveland W. Gibson, “Satanic Degrees
Viacheslav Yatsko, Thematic Indexes?
The Art
Richard Ong, Parisienne
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

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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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