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What’s in Issue 498

Novel Martin collects a satchelful of money from a couple of shady characters. He soon has an out-of-body experience. Meanwhile, Yvonne, neglected by her husband Erik, goes to Lund to hear a Jesuit priest lecture on the noosphere of Teilhard de Chardin.
Bertil Falk, Infranet
New contributor Tessa Bennett demonstrates that it pays to be paranoid about the paranoid, both foreign and domestic: To a Sudden Halt, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Emily Calvin introduces Natalia, who pilots a spaceship in a fantastical universe and learns what it means to release the starlings from their garden: Starlings in a Distant Garden, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Malcolm falls in love with beauteous ladies perhaps just a little too easily: Ron Van Sweringen, Eating Strawberries With One Hand.

A mother relives a catastrophe: Joanna M. Weston, After the Fire.
Herbal remedies can be helpful, but don’t waste ’em: Channie Greenberg, A Reluctant Ecology.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, The Story of Dainty Dish


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Emily Calvin.
Challenge Challenge 496 Response: Meeting at the Villa Novesta
Challenge 498: Into Deep Bora Space
Editorial Don Webb asks Where Are You in the Noosphere?
The Photo
With Noel and Oonah V. Joslin
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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