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What’s in Issue 497

Serials Riddle-solver Gardar Vinsson solves a double mystery: whither Freya and whence Liv? Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Stolen Wooden God, part 4; conclusion.

Special forces Calek combines with intel specialist Drasayurn to defeat the renegade Osryd and his zombie army: Jacob Peppers, A Rune Scribe’s Past, part 3; conclusion.
Some questions require an answer, but sometimes the answer makes little difference: Charles C. Cole, Symptoms of a New Age.

New contributor Elana Gomel brings a lonely expatriate in contact with a strange child who unaccountably speaks her language: Jonathan, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Ward Webb brings a figment of the philosopher Plato to meet the last man in the world: A Visitor in Valhalla, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
Drama Would-be lovers sort each other out in a colorful romp: Johanna Miklós, Study from Blue, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Experiment
New contributor Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Strings
B. Z. Niditch, Stravinsky’s Firebird


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Elana Gomel, Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, and Ward Webb.
Challenge Challenge 497 goes Off the Road.
The Reading
David K. Scholes, Soldier of the Brell, excerpt
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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