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What’s in Issue 477

Novel After five years in jail, Arthur is a new man, but he’s still missing Emilie. Luc has finally recovered enough strength to consider contacting Arthur if the opportunity should arise in time. And Xérus is hoping to engineer exactly that. Arthur learns the good news about his early release and is surprised to receive a truly charitable offer from the local prison padre. As soon as Arthur is out of jail, a lot of people want to keep him in their sights.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book I: Self Above All
Chapter 10: Five out of Ten but Improving
Chapter 11: A Helping Hand
Chapter 12: Turning the Key
Chapter 13: Stepping Out
Serials New contributor Roland Allnach brings the conqueror of the Three Kingdoms to besiege the castle of the Lady of the Thousandfold Gossamer Veils: Conquest’s End, part 1.

Stew and Roxy emerge spluttering from the mountain of turd stuff and declare their love for each other: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 21.
An old Russian fairy tale is retold: Edward Ahern, Baba Yaga.

Lon has met the enemy, and it is him: Kevin Grover, Guardian Demon, part 1; conclusion.
A successful move may depend on a can of the mysterious potion MD 20/20: Channie Greenberg, Mendicancy.
Poetry David Barber, I Am Ulugh Beg
John Stocks, The Figure in the Distance
New contributor David Adès, Red Shift
Oonah V. Joslin, Discovery’s Fortieth Mission


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes David Adès and Roland Allnach.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Bertil Falk
Challenge 475 Response:
Sandra Crook, “Another Day in Paradise

Challenge 476 Response:
Maria Kontak, “A Very Convenient Affair
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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