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What’s in Issue 435

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Novels After Frank has disposed of Joe and Jonas has calculated the effects of the damage at the Bureau of Personal Information Protection, Jonas has a fresh idea. He’ll invite a neighbor in for coffee and dog biscuits: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 23.

Donas, Mak, and Rani are given a tour of their hosts’ town. Donas learns new words, such as “cow” and “shoes.” She sees a kind of temple that is carefully guarded: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Dominic and Keyshaa have stolen two of Miterall’s airplanes, but Miterall himself shows up before they can escape: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy
Chapter 5: Pan Am Historic Flight, conclusion
New contributor Kenneth W. Harmon introduces a retiree who, though friendly, is something of a recluse, claims to be very old, and has a hearty appetite: Mr. Howard Retires.

Some workers never tire of old, worn-out jokes — until the jokes become entirely too mean-spirited: Arthur Mackeown, Rocking-Horse Paint.

A thief in a palace is surprised to find that the heist will exceed anticipation: Sarah Ann Watts, Fire and Gold, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Jerry Guarino depicts a couple who find they are disappointed to learn of the fate of an old nemesis: Coq-a-Doodle-Do.

Sometimes out-of-body experiences are just not what they’re cracked up to be: Julie Wornan, The Traveler.
Poetry New contributor Hongping Liu, Tidal Ebb and Flow
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, 13-Step Recovery
Trevor Price, First Instructions Last
Memoir New contributor Phil Malat brings on stage a group of boys who carefully plan a way to retrieve treasure stolen by a schoolmate: The Great Marble Caper, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jerry Guarino, Kenneth W. Harmon, Hongping Liu, and Phil Malat.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses:
Challenge Challenge 435 finds itself In Medias Mess.
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

Bewildering Stories News

Interview: Veteran contributor Artie Knapp is interviewed on line by Judyth Piazza at about his remarkable success in children’s literature. Thank you for the kind words for Bewildering Stories, Artie, and keep up the good work!

The Second Quarterly Review: This is the last regular issue of the second quarter of 2011. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 424 to 435. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 436 on June 27.

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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