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What’s in Issue 482

Novel Arthur retrieves his own wad of hot money, strings along his various puppeteers, and enjoys some very special birthday treats. Then he finally recovers the hoard of cash, but will keep that a secret and continue his searching games.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 3: Uncertain Recovery, part 1; part 2; part 3
Serial New contributor Edward Reubens takes a pair of friends to a spooky old house where even the haunts are haunted: The Bruce Mansion, part 1; part 2.
William and Martha Frunk are a couple who deserve each other, and force of habit will be the undoing of them both: Ron Van Sweringen, A Manicure for Murder.

In a Wild West ghost town, the ghosts come out at night to re-enact old stories: Patrick F. White, A Normal Night at the Heartlands Tombstone, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor John C. Conway reports correspondence with a spacefaring couple who seem to be having big problems with time dilation: Letters to the Luminiferous Aether.

Space aliens find that humanity is a sorry lot and proceed to rid themselves of the annoyance by applying a very human solution: Alessandro Cusimano, Planet Azure.

New contributor LaVa Payne tells how a bicycle not only has spokes but has spoken: Unspoken.
Poetry David Adès, The Siren’s Call
David Barber, Saving the Golden Girl


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes John C. Conway and Edward Reubens.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Robert L. Sellers, Jr.
The Critics’
Don Webb visits The Dead Narrators’ Unsociety.
Challenge Challenge 482 whees And Around We Go.
The Art
NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory: The 2012 Transit of Venus
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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