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What’s in Issue 430

Novels Jonas goes to spy on the Bureau of Personal Information Protection employee, but she isn’t home. He returns to his apartment, expecting an ambush. Intruders have come and gone after eating Jonas’ cereal. He goes to have some beers while waiting to renew his sabotage raid on the BPIP: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 18.

Young Donas realizes she and two of her younger siblings need to hurry if they’re going to escape before Katera drugs them permanently. Donas gets crucial assistance from a not quite unexpected source: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine, A Disparity of Language, chapter 4.
Novella Dominic and Keyshaa are flying to New Zealand when their aircraft is attacked. The perpetrator is obviously their arch-enemy, Miterall: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy, chapter 1, part 2.
Serial Alex Larin has so many suspects in the case of the murder of Professor Smirnov that the question is less “Who done it?” than “Who would not have done it?” Viacheslav Yatsko, The Professor’s Murder
Chapter 6: The Murder Solved
Chapter 7: The Murderer Unmasked, conclusion
A collaborator with an oppressor is smitten with idealism, but too late. Unfortunately his enlightenment is only partial: Phillip Donnelly, Shep’s Last Day.

Henry finds employment in a household staffed by people he finds very strange. And yet it gradually becomes clear that Henry may be the strangest of all: Bruce Memblatt, Dinner with Henry, part 1; conclusion.

Nannie is getting on in years, and her health is poor. Relatives and acquaintances tolerate her, and her cat is doubtful company. Nannie lives alone, but is she lonely? No, not really: Vivian Rinaldo, Nannie’s Cat, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Paul Lang introduces a man tracking a fugitive. The pursuer should be very careful; his quarry may be armed and hungry: The Druid.

Robert C. Mills is in his last hours. He’s very fortunate; a red-haired angel promises a nice going-away present: Ron Van Sweringen, Fresh Strawberries and Cream.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Night Creature
John Stocks, Spring Clean


Challenge Challenge 430 observes: Once a Sheep.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked
The Art
Üzeyir Lokman Çaycı, Pointed Music
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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