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What’s in Issue 436

Novels Jonas’ discovery that his neighbor and her children have been brutally murdered gives him an idea for exploiting the dead family’s apartment. He makes himself comfortable while waiting for Frank to come and clean up the mess: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 24.

Lionel teaches Donas horseback riding as well as something else Donas has been wanting to experience: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella A family in India, a shady character, and an investigator get involved in an asteroid-mining venture, all in their own ways: Mark Kertzman, The Mississippi Company, chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3; chapter 4.
New contributor Edward Ahern introduces Alan to Mort. Alan’s new acquaintance helps him face some thoughts he would rather not have known he was thinking: A Laughing Matter, part 1; conclusion.

Julie is immersed in the colors, shapes and sounds of the city. She’ll realize its fullness when she accepts what she is: Diana Pollin, The Condor and the Lizard, part I; part II; part III, conclusion.

Willie Perkins’ accident may have disastrous consequences. Or, depending on the talents of Florence May and the kindness of her employers, maybe not: Ron Van Sweringen, Collard Greens and Grits.
New contributor Ian Chung brings the Creators down from the mountains. They are somewhat miffed when they find that the “People” have discovered fire and duplicity on their own: The Uninvited.
Poetry John Stocks, Love Letters Lost


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Edward Ahern and Ian Chung.
Discussion Danielle L. Parker, On Book Reviewing
Challenge Challenge Responses:
Challenge 428: Jon Forceton, Windsurfing
Challenge 434: Tom Wylie & John Stocks, “Search Light” and “My Sculpted Garden”

Challenge 436 chats with The Unbespectacled Man.
Editorial Don Webb, A Space Without Borders
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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