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What’s in Issue 437

Novels Jonas plans to steal the murdered family’s apartment and calls Frank for help in tidying up the place: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 25.

Lionel takes Donas to the river and tells her of mysterious visitors from the northwest: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Jon and Doug investigate the mysterious asteroid mining company and find it curiously absent from almost any public records: Mark Kertzman, The Mississippi Company, chapter 5; chapter 6; chapter 7; chapter 8.
New contributor Brian Biswas spins a murder mystery with a deceptively old-fashioned flavor. Everybody is a person of interest, and they do not seem to be what they appear to be: Julie’s Murderer.

New contributor Sarah Lynne Gibbel introduces Carrie, a girl who will have to make a concerted effort to overcome her family’s legacy: Creatures, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Nola Stam has Kaelyn, a space pirate, crash-land on a barren planet. But neither the planet nor Kaelyn are what they first appear to be: Father Earth, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Troy Manning depicts a funny scene based on proverbial advice in creative writing: Show and Tell.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Fire-swept
Hongping Liu, Meteor
New contributor Charlie Burgess, 10-24-02


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brian Biswas, Charlie Burgess, Sarah Lynne Gibbel, Troy Manning and Nola Stam.
Challenge Challenge 436 Response: “Love Letters Lost

Challenge 437 ponders The Riddle of the Night Sun.
The Reading
Eric Whitson reviews Bruce Golden, Dancing with the Velvet Lizard.
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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