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What’s in Issue 471

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Novel Katia apparently meets a tragic end while on a state visit, but Cyr has other plans for her:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 5: Priorities, part 1; part 2
Chapter 6: New Headings, conclusion
The weather may be good, but squalls can arise. Take precautions, and you may ride them out: Mike Florian, Storm Variations, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Robert G. Gilland portrays a character who meets a very strange girl on a train. She may be scary. Or maybe she isn’t: Drifter Train, part 1; conclusion.

If you could time travel, where would you go and what would you do? Why, go to a rock concert, of course, and snag a famous guitar! Bob Sorensen, Pete’s Guitar, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Halsted M. Bernard brews a brief cautionary tale. Be kind to the elderly; it’s a rewarding tradition: The Kettle and I.

What if Louise were an alter ego? Gloria F. Watts, My Twin Sister Louise.
Poetry John Stocks, Mountain
Dawnell Harrison, Bleed
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Bat’s Reply
Essay Rare life forms are priceless to those who care: Charles C. Cole, The Cryptid in the Break Room.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Halsted M. Bernard and Robert G. Gilland.
The Critics’
Don Webb, The Bridge as Chessboard

Bewildering Stories discusses...
Artistic Inspiration with Mike Florian
Gloria F. Watts’My Twin Sister Louise
Challenge Challenge 471 is ready to go Riding the Waves.
The Photo
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

First Quarterly Review: This is the last regular issue of the winter or summer quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices, links to the most highly rated works of the past three months. Veteran readers and contributors can catch up on anything they may have missed, and newcomers will be treated to the recent best of Bewildering Stories.

Photo-ops: Thanks to Richard Ong for sending us photos and lively commentaries from the Comicon held in Toronto in early March. Richard is also an amateur astronomer, and he enjoys hobnobbing with stars real as well as virtual. A trophy: an autographed photo of Robert Picardo addressed to Bewildering Stories. Thanks for representing us, Richard.

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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