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Novels While avoiding dangerous pursuers, Jonas goes to a secluded wood where he reposes on a bed of moss, thinks of 14th-century Greenland and watches a tree grow : Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 17.

Donas spies on an initiation and accidentally learns she has a friend among the adults. Little Mak and Rani are ready to join her in an escape from Katera’s drug-ruled community: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine, A Disparity of Language, chapter 3.
Novella If Keyshaa’s jetellator were in use, she and Dominic might be able to fly directly to New Zealand and confront their nemesis Miterall: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy ; chapter 1, part 1.
Serial Alex investigates possible complainants against Olga Smirnova. He visits a students’ wild party, secures Olga’s release and has suspicions about the identity of Professor Smirnov’s murderer: Viacheslav Yatsko, The Professor’s Murder
Chapter 4: Night Odyssey
Chapter 5: Olga Is Released
New contributor William T. Hammann introduces the Assessor, who outlines the retirement Mr. Stinson will enjoy before joining the workforce in middle age: Retire First.

New contributor Carolyn Kephart depicts aging barbarian warriors who regret the demise of the elder gods: The Kind Gods.

New contributor Douglas J. Swatski suggests questions about the value of history, such as: How much is worth remembering? Multi-Man.
In a violent sport, organized crime may have the last word: Channie Greenberg, Suboptimal.
Poetry New contributor Hampton Burt, How Young Splabbid Killed the Snord
John Grey, Before the Main Feature
New contributor Christine J. M. Reilly, Learning How
John Stocks, When We Are Ghosts


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Hampton Burt, William T. Hammann, Carolyn Kephart, Christine J. M. Reilly, and Douglas J. Swatski.
Challenge Challenge 429 says All For Thinking Out Loud.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Greg Grandin, Fordlandia.
The Art
Üzeyir Lokman Çaycı, Faces in Ivy
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Bewildering Stories News

Backlog: Coordinating Editor Bill Bowler reports good news. It calls for a big bouquet of thanks to our Associate Editors — the first readers, “on the front line” — and to the Special Editors of our Prose Task Force. They have done outstanding work of heroic proportions in the past three months. The short stories backlog has been cleared up to the month of March. The number of short story and serials titles awaiting decision has been reduced from more than 200 to 40. We thank our contributors for their patience as well as our Associate and Special Editors for their splendid work.

BwS on Facebook: Publisher Jerry Wright announces that Bewildering Stories now has a page on Facebook. All subscribers to Facebook are enthusiastically invited to “friend” us!

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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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