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What’s in Issue 442

Novel Tolk interviews Donas and prepares her story. He also drops a hint that the South People have not disclosed how much they know about Katera and other communities: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella A Utopian civilization begins to awaken to its past when a strange old man begins describing a city in his head: Maxwell Jameson, The Man With a City in His Head, part 1.
Serial Bole has become the Tiger King, and he faces a host of new and dangerous challenges. But he has friends and a talent that King Wida did not: Hongping Liu, The King of the Forest
Lajos Dritan has the gift of curing immortality; but he is a physician, and his power creates a dilemma for him: Antonio Bellomi, The Man With the Touch.

New contributor Claudia Cortalezzi introduces Karano, who is on a mission of vengeance. He will discover that it is more futile than he could have imagined: The PreyLa Presa.

Highland Scots meet a fantastical creature that augurs misfortune: S. J. McKenzie, Fresh Blood and Feathers, part 1; conclusion.

Young “Irish” commemorates his father, a war hero, by protecting his father’s grave: Ron Van Sweringen, Watching the Angels Die.
Someday we may all be old enough to remember when things were better — or worse: Michael D. Brooks, Old Enough to Remember.
Poetry New contributor David Barber, Paradise Mislaid
Oonah V. Joslin, Remembering Paris, 1978
Memoir New contributor Kathleen Rohr recounts a visit to Haiti during a presidential election in the late 1980’s: No Place to Roost.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Claudia Cortalezzi and Kathleen Rohr.
Challenge Challenge 440 Response: Story vs. Vignette
Challenge 442: Touché
The Reading
Rachel V. Olivier, The G.O.D. Factor, 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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