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Novel Me’Avi is promoted but is disappointed at her mother’s absence. Katia maneuvers to save Cyr from being dissected by technicians:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 4: Pushing Outward, part 3; part 4
Serial The military and scientists are out in force to investigate the “turd thang” in Karl and Stew’s cornfield, and they hope to save Roxy from its clutches. But it’s bigger than anyone ever suspected: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 18.
Suppose mysterious visitors told Teddy Roosevelt they were taking over. How do you think he would take it? Graham Debenham, Invisible Government.

The sins of a mother are visited upon the next generation: Gary Inbinder, Intrusion.

After a break up with Rich, the pickings may be very slim indeed: Jordan E. Mierek, Truck of Jim.

Don’t race Atalanta unless you can do the 400 metres in Olympic record time: Byron Petrakis, Dead Heat.

A mind-control plot backfires bigtime: Catfish Russ, Report on the Raid at Medicine Hat, part 1; conclusion.
A resource may not be good for cooking, but it may come in handy later on: Colin W. Campbell, Trade Secret.

To save a life, it pays to know the language: Mike Florian, A Poet’s Life.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, Boogeychild
New contributor Varya Kartishai, Celestial Gossip
Susan A. Hagedorn, Immortality
Oonah V. Joslin, Underwired
Essay What do writers and editors have in common? Channnie Greenberg, The Color of August Pumpkins.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Varya Kartishai.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses The Shepherd of Zakhbaal with Bill Bowler
Challenge Challenge 470 asks Want Truck With That?
The Reading
Bertil Falk reviews Leigh Brackett, Shannach: the Last Farewell to Mars.
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

Stay tuned: Issue 471 will be the last regular issue of the first quarter. Our roving reporter Richard Ong will give us a big splash from the Toronto Comicon in the Photo Album. Celebrities not to be missed!

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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