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Novel Johannes and Olga appear to be engulfed by a nova. Me’Avi wonders why Katia seems to display so little emotion about it:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 3: Sowing Confusion, part 3
Novella Omar infiltrates the citadel of Zakhbaal and meets the Shepherd:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Serial Pierre speeds the ‘turd thang’ to a science lab. In view of what it becomes, he can’t deliver it quickly enough: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, chapter 17.
Meet a couple about whom one can confidently say ‘They deserve each other’: Channie Greenberg, On Not Weighing the Moral Turpitudes of Common Man.

When a guy is down and out, the only way left to go is up: David J. Rank, The Man Who Had Lived Here, part 1; conclusion.

Earl and Brooks have a long-standing feud, but Stella will make sure that the show goes on in her new nightclub: Sherman Smith, Poets Can’t Sing.

New contributor Caleb Wimble depicts two lovers caught in a world-wide controversy over what it means to be human: Singularity, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
When your house is on fire, save yourself and what else you can. Reminder: talismans of superstition do not have priority: Alexander G. Tozzi, The Gnome’s Ruby.
Poetry David Barber, Madame Laplace in Old Age
Alessandro Cusimano, Hollywood Nymph
Thomas F. Wylie, Scar


The Crtics’
Bewildering Stories discusses “The Man Who Had Lived Here
Challenge Challenge 468 enjoins Believe Half of What You See.
Editorial Don Webb ponders Ambiguities in Communication.
The Reading
Abha Iyengar, Yearnings, excerpts
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 forum: David Felt, manager of has kindly created a forum for Bewildering Stories.

In effect we now have two forums: one at Facebook and another at SFReader. We realize that two forums are an embarrassment of riches. However, these two are very different in nature and function. And we’re sure you’ll find them both handy, each in its own way. Links to both SFReader and Facebook are prominently displayed on the home page, and they have their place in the menus.

Our thanks to Crystalwizard for referring us to Mr. Felt!

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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