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What’s in Issue 466

Novel Katia is the consummate politician: she charms everybody and trusts nobody. Especially not the one person she most needs to carry out her plans:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 3: Sowing Confusion, part 1
Novellas Omar integrates well into the indigenous village of Planet X, and he gets along well with Lyla, his fellow refugee from Earth. But a robot from Zakhbaal is on the loose, and it is carrying out a murderous agenda:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Dr. Steve and Eden contrive to help Michael escape from his hospital cell. The outside world is not what Michael might have expected: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, chapter 7.
When a young lady must go to the moon, what might she take with her that’s more important than air? Dean Francis Alfar, Packing for the Moon.

New contributor George LaCroix introduces Brazil, a young girl who has decidedly unusual tastes: Insatiable, part 1; conclusion.

Brooks is trapped in his body by severe injuries. How might he persevere and stay just this side of insanity? Sherman Smith, Strong Suit, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Audrey Williams shows what might transcend and erase the artificial barriers of a sad age: Papa Jah’s Banjo.
New contributor Barbara Stanley shows a couple who have equally guilty consciences. The ‘worry dolls’ demand that they talk to each other. Okay, who goes first? Secret Pal.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, War Cry on the Stone Earth — Grido di Guerra sulla Pietra Terra
Carmen Ruggero, Me and Hal and Walter McClure
New contributor Abigail Wyatt, Mother Hubbard’s Lament
New contributor Chuck Moss, The Courteous Ghost
John Stocks, Thistles


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes George LaCroix, Chuck Moss, Barbara Stanley, Audrey Williams, and Abigail Wyatt.
Challenge Challenge 466 calls Three to Make Ready.
Letter Abha Iyengar, On the Origin of “Birthing the Blue”
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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