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What’s in Issue 434

Novels Frank’s and Joe’s men brawl in a bar. Jonas foresees that a mass loss of identity will cause an economic downturn and opportunities for crime: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 22.

Mak and Rani eagerly take to their new home, but Donas is watchful and remains suspicious of their hosts’ intentions: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Keyshaa and Dominic steal two of Miterall’s airplanes and almost get away: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy
Chapter 4: Messerschmitt Dogfight
Chapter 5: Pan Am Historic Flight, part 1
New contributor Morris Marshall introduces Jeff, who is implicated in a friend’s shoplifting at a mall. It’s an incident that he will remember for both good and ill: The Hobo.

How best to combat an alien virus that creates delusions? Richard Ong, Pandemic.

New contributor Christian Riley depicts a world where there is only one retailer, and saving is forbidden: Insufficient Transaction.

Young Hanny has had an unfortunate childhood, but she is befriended by an aging benefactress: Ron Van Sweringen, The Sea Dweller.
Despite appearances, ogling is futile: Channie Greenberg, The Telemarketer Extraordinaire....
Poetry Christine J. M. Reilly, Sucker
New contributor Thomas F. Wylie, Search Light
John Stocks, My Sculpted Garden


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Morris Marshall, Christian Riley and Thomas F. Wylie.
Challenge Challenge 434: Two Seasons: Morning and Afternoon
Letters David Redd, Choices and Bests
The Reading
Artie Knapp, Stuttering Stan, excerpt
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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