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What’s in Issue 473

Novel Luc has trouble completing his team, but finally encourages young Arthur Narone to be their getaway driver. Arthur has enough problems already, but maybe this will help to solve them. The motley gang begins the robbery exactly to plan, and then things start to go downhill fast.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Part I: Self Above All
Chapter 3: Reconfiguration, part 1; part 2
Chapter 4: A Good Job Spoiled
Serials The science and engineering team is digging for a large unidentified object in the cornfield. Meanwhile, Dr. Taylor notices that one of the sample specimens is trying to get her attention: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 19.

Ellie prepares mentally for the forthcoming reunion by remembering the people she met in Moscow in 1975. At least she tries to prepare... Maria Kontak, A Very Convenient Affair, part 2.
Want to slow time and enjoy it? Not so fast there... Ricky Ginsburg, Time in a Bottle.

New contributor Denise Streiner introduces Hariett, who sees her neighbors become waxy-skinned mannequins. Some change, some don’t. The result is The Unhinging of Hariett Markham.

New contributor Amy S. Tripp shows that the hardest part of surviving an apocalypse is staying sane: Reality Checked.
A young man leaves bittersweet memories at first base: Mike McGonegal, Rosemary.

What if you make a film and the star doesn’t show up? B. Z. Niditch, Picking Up Pasolini.
Poetry New contributor Afzal Moolla, The Markets Are Down
John Stocks, My Father’s Grave, St. Agnes Eve
Thomas F. Wylie, Drippage
Julie Wornan, Feathers


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Afzal Moolla, Denise Streiner and Amy S. Tripp.
Challenge Challenge 473 sees life As Light as Geologic Time.
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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