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What’s in Issue 492

Novel Julia really did have a story inside her. Arthur is free again and finds his closest friends very attentive. Should he embrace Pureza's research and go hunting for Emilie in Paris? Julia encourages it despite herself. After an enforced delay the search for Emilie begins.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book III: Lost in Action
Foreword: Que sera, sera
Chapter 1: Unfinished Business, part 1; part 2
Chapter 2: Combing Through the Rubble
Novella Tucker is sent on a wild goose chase but returns to the White Palace, where bullets fly and knives are brandished. He’s just in time to join Flo as a captive aboard a pirate ship: Ron Van Sweringen, Flotation Jones, Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8.
Serial New contributor C. J. Simpson introduces Roy, who is not exactly a technophobe but suspects the miracle-working “bugs” are not all they’re cracked up to be. He’s right, of course, but will his suspicions be confirmed too late? A Home World Like Roy, part 1; part 2; part 3.
New contributor A. J. Grace-Smith rings a change on the old fairy tale. The ‘Cinderella’ figure is mad as hell and is not going to take it any more: La Nouvelle Cendrillon, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Suzanna Stanbury portrays the sinister motivation and sad end of two characters who deserve each other: On Pitch Lane.
Pop puts up a good front to Sonny about modern technology but he’s belied by what he has in his pocket: Michael D. Brooks, The Technophobophile.
Alessandro Cusimano, Thunderbolt
Hongping Liu, Blue Reverie
Essay What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you find a poor homeless person on the street? Mel Waldman, A Place of Desolation.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes A. J. Grace-Smith, C. J. Simpson and Suzanna Stanbury.
Challenge Challenge 492 sits Waiting on the Gator.
The Photo
Two Editors in Stratford
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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