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What’s in Issue 454

Novel Kev’s drug diary describes his physical and mental transition to vampirism:
Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Chapter 6: Revelation
Novella Fred prepares to investigate the Martian temple in search of the alien transporter device. As he awaits sunrise he hears a song:
Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth
Chapter 5 : Back Again, part 1; part 2
Drama In a field hospital in Crimea, Florence Nightingale comes to grips with the gritty reality of war and the even grittier reality of the people involved in it:
Marina J. Neary, Lady With a Lamp, scene 1; scene 2; scene 3
To rescue a friend from a horrible fate, Emily will need a mentor, preferably one who can supply her with ammunition: Chris Castle, Emily and Electra, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

A mother can be obsessively protective of her child, even if she’s a monster in a Scottish legend: S. J. McKenzie, The Cripple and the Brollochan, part 1; conclusion.
What might bring a smile to children who can barely tolerate an overbearing stepmother? Sandra Crook, Waving Goodbye.
Poetry David Barber, The Time Machinist
Thomas F. Wylie, Thought Collector
Allison Grayhurst, On My Belly
New contributor Dawnell Harrison, Cascade
Essay Anti-war poetry has a basic theme, that war is invariably a tragedy for every individual it touches: James Graham, Come and See the Blood in the Streets.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dawnell Harrison.
The Critics’
Don Webb, “Go Tell the Spartans...”
Challenge Challenge 454 utters Words of Warning.
The Photo
Richard Ong, Captain Ong
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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