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What’s in Issue 481

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Novel Arthur is keeping Luc and Hardy at arms’ length, but learns he has yet another friend with an irrefusable offer. He must try to recover the hoard of cash now, but he keeps up his search for Emilie while Pureza pries into their past.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 2: Balancing Act, part 3; part 4
Serials Sheriff Ridley and Deputy Randall are friendly to Johnny and investigate the strange events at Johnny’s home, at the abandoned railroad tracks and, especially, in the sinister river: Tonya L. Turknett, Black Water, part 3; conclusion.

Dr. Taylor tries to make contact with a little blob woman from outer space, but the subject of her study appears to have other ideas: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 23.
New contributor Benjamin Cooper introduces Roberto, who has trained for years to become a gunner on an interplanetary warship. His ambition is great, but his career threatens to be cut very short indeed: Manning the Cannon.

Joanna receives postcards from someone named Anna. They are intended for someone named Joe. What they mean is a mystery, and Joanna sets out to solve it with some professional help. Meanwhile, she has postcards of her own to write: Noel Denvir, Always, Anna, part 1; conclusion.

Jenny’s camping trip is interrupted when she witnesses the arrival of a supernatural entity that takes human form. Of course the monster wants to eat her, but Jenny has help from a quick-witted librarian: Mike Phillips, Night of the Cloud Spectre, part 1; conclusion.
A boat can be trimmed to ride out strong winds and tides, but deadly danger may lurk aboard rather than at sea: Mike Florian, Storm Warning.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, Almatango
Oonah V. Joslin, Voluntary Exile


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Benjamin Cooper.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Harry Lang.
Challenge Challenge 481 reports Talismans Locked and Loaded.
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

Congratulations: Bewildering Stories congratulates Review Board member Harry Lang on winning a Writers of the Future award. His story “My Name Is Angela” appears in volume 28 of the Writers of the Future anthology. An excerpt appears in issue 479. It is accompanied by a message of commendation from the publisher of Galaxy Press and a YouTube video of the acceptances by Harry and by illustrator Mago Huang. Thank you very much, Harry, for the kind words for Bewildering Stories!

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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