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What’s in Issue 456

Novel Kev takes his leave of teacher G. and the teacher’s tea bags. He sets out to find an old castle and Elisabetha. At his next stop he’s peeling onions in Bavaria:
Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Novella The Guardian approaches Fred in the entryway to the Martian temple. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the authorities are homing in on the mysterious radio signals:
Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth
Chapter 5 : Back Again, part 4
Drama Martin murders Bennett. Cardigan and Lucan plot against each other: Marina J. Neary, Lady With a Lamp, scene 7; scene 8; scene 9
Which is harder to interpret: the messages from Epsilon Eridani or the relationship between Lauren and her lover? Ian Cordingley, From a Distance.

Sometimes a mother’s tear can bring a flood of understanding to a young boy: Kumaar Pradhan, The Waterfall.

What if Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oyl had been real, live film actors? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Eat Your Spinach.

New contributor Christopher Spanel shows how two twins find it easier to fight each other than their Destiny, part 1; conclusion.
Might a dark age be brought on simply by a loss of nerve? David Barber, The Trojan Expedition.

What’s really scary about modern technology? Michael D. Brooks, iPop.
Poetry Michael Murry, Ichthyological Metaphysics
New contributor Mariah Sells, An Ekphrastic Visit, Enlightening
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Friend
Carmen Ruggero, I Give Thanks


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mariah Sells.
Challenge Challenge 456 says Oh, That Knife.
Special Challenge 456: “The Trojan Expedition
The Reading
Abha Iyengar, Flash Bites, 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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