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What’s in Issue 431

Novels Frank, Eddy, Rick and Jonas break into the Bureau of Personal Information Protection and blow up the central computer room. They hear the police arriving: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 19.

Donas, Mak and Rani set off southwards in a mule-drawn cart. Mak quickly senses independence and inadvertently gives Donas a scare: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Dominic’s and Keyshaa’s airliner has been shot out of the sky. They land on Miterall’s atoll but have only few tools left with which to invade their enemy’s compound: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy
New contributor K. R. Hager depicts a visit to in-laws from Hell — literally: They Called Into Darkness, part 1; conclusion.

Dunninger, a wetware troubleshooter, has an arch-enemy: Arnie. But Arnie is a virus, and he could be hiding anywhere: Robert H. Prestridge, Cat’s Nines, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Love overcomes a thirst for vengeance: Karen S. Riggin, My Darling, Darling Margo.
New contributor Trevor Price explains why men seem to be strangely attached to their old clothes: The Hair Shirt.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Your Knees Remain Extant
John Grey, The Trucks at Night
Mike McGonegal, It’s the Bricks Again
Essay What would memories say if they formed a labor union? John Ritchie, It Takes Me Back.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes K. R. Hager and Trevor Price.
Challenge Challenge 431 says Keep Your Shirt On.
Letters Michael E. Lloyd, Wordier Than Thou
Don Webb, The Shape of Light Squared
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews China Miéville, King Rat.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
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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