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What’s in Issue 467

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Novel Professor Melichson is a theoretical physicist, but he begins to enjoy his new career as an engineer in interstellar travel:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 3: Sowing Confusion, part 2
Novellas Omar and Tiger infiltrate the village at Zakhbaal and find it tyrannized by the robot:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 8: Dramka

The secret of the Lodestar broadcasts is finally revealed: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, conclusion.
Cobb and Ponyo find that returning from a hike by way of a wormhole is not such a good idea when the neighbors are grouchy: Charles C. Cole, A Long Way Home.

New contributors Sari Friedman & Julia Cheng introduce Aya, who feels it’s time she flew the nest. Life on the wing has its perils and rewards: Climbing the Air.

We all know how we feel about cats. But how do cats feel about us? Gary Inbinder, Kafka’s Woman.

New contributor Alex Jenks has a man with a guilty conscience meet a demon who’s all too willing to push him over the edge: Tipsy Tapsy.

A glowing spaceship brings menace from beyond Earth. Juan Genaro and his imposing mentor Julian Adames conspire to repel the invaders: John W. Steele, Harvest Dawn, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry John Grey, Smile Away
John Stocks, Alexandria
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Supernumb
Essay Some like ferris wheels, some like roller-coasters. And some like a ride that goes a lot higher and faster: Richard Ong, A Need for Speed.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Julia Cheng and Sari Friedman.
Challenge Challenge 466 Response: “Secret Pal”
Challenge 467 soars Into the Wild Blue Yonder.
The Reading
Stefan Brenner reviews Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men.
The Photo
Richard Ong meets Captain Sisko.
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

Bewildering Stories News

New at Bewildering Press: Michael E. Lloyd’s novel Donna’s Men is now available as an e-book at Bewildering Press.

New Header Format: The color-change buttons have gone into honorable retirement. They were devised early in Year 1 of Bewildering Stories to provide choices other than green on black. As our format evolved, they were no longer needed and in fact became unworkable, but they remained as a kind of friendly fossil. In addition, the “menu bar” has been reorganized by themes rather than solely by line lengths.

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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