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What’s in Issue 489

Novel Hardy has come up trumps and the plan to capture Luc is in place. Arthur then finds Xérus acting very differently on the phone. The trap works, but Arthur must stand by for his taskmasters. That gives him time to think harder about Xérus, while Julia endures.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 9: A Better Rat Trap, part 1; part 2
Novella Iris finally succeeds in making contact with Clara and friends, but only through writing: Karen B. Kaplan, Upward Spiral, conclusion.
New contributor Regina Clarke has a fast-talking Sellers persuade reluctant Anton to take part in a mysterious experiment, which appears to go awry: Logic Is a Halfway House, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Ernest B. Cohen revisits the concept of the universe as a computer simulation: Sysman.

Brian Pierce, a fisherman from the Maritimes, bears up cheerfully despite a painful skin disorder. He has decidedly mixed fortunes with women. Sometimes a man just can’t win for losing: Mike Florian, Galley Talk.

When the goddess Athena is in need, two women come to her aid: Richard Ong, For Whom the Gods Will Call, part 1; conclusion.
A student unconsciously follows the first rule of test-taking strategy: answer the question that’s asked, not one that isn’t: David Harker, What Is Music?
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Art of the Storm
Kristin LaFollette, Memento mori


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Regina Clarke and Ernest B. Cohen.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Cheryl W. Ruggiero.
Challenge Challenge 489 would Mourn the Hypothetically Late Cats.

Challenge 489 Response: Bertil Falk explains The Chicago Connection.
Translation Harald Wägner, Dr. HardieD:r Hardie från Chicago, Ill.
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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