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What’s in Issue 458

Novel Inaction Man is a comic witness to Kev’s meeting with his ideal Elisabetha:
Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Chapter 13: Union
Serial Kzirth has Blunt infiltrate the dread Asp prison: Danielle L. Parker, Tower of Sighs, parts 4-6.
An immortal who has lived through two strangely familiar apocalypses nonetheless feels compassion for those who have experienced only one: Lou Antonelli, Tell Gilgamesh I’m Sorry, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Jewel Beth Davis tells of two space alien schoolboys playing hooky: Flak.

New contributor Jason P. Reeser depicts a group of soldiers frozen in time: Timeless in Winter, part 1; conclusion.

A Christmas tree may symbolize a number of things, and for Parker Jones it has a special meaning: Ron Van Sweringen, Parker Jones’ Tree.
A packrat often leaves an item behind, apparently in exchange for what it takes. And what is left is often more valuable than what is taken: Sandra Crook, Faith Stealer.

New contributor David Harker describes a bored man fantasizing about a woman who is, for him, truly exotic: Dream Date.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, The Nation — La Nazione
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, In the News
Mariah Sells, A Scavenger Hunt for Omnipotence
Oonah V. Joslin, Department Store


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jewel Beth Davis, David Harker, and Jason Phillip Reeser.
Challenge Challenge 458 says Gotcha Coming and Going.
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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