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What’s in Issue 511

Novel Jane seems to be upset when others make sudden moves or unpleasant noises, but she definitely likes Dexter’s voice and his scent, as well. She takes matters into her own hands and raises a question: just who is the prisoner here, anyway?
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 4: Fascination, part 1; part 2
Novella Miss Otilla Harrison intervenes purportedly on young Billy Joe’s behalf and asserts guardianship. Things do not go well: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 7; chapter 8
New contributor Christopher James creates a scenario that proves how Medieval Pigs Might Fly.

Humans can go to Mars only in an apocalypse of lost love: Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Lucy of the Valley.

New contributor S. L. Scott introduces Michael, a teenager who is fond of zombie stories. How he wishes that they — and not reality — were true: Zombies Are Easier.

What is Dr. Wrong buying with so much mass-produced “art”? P. F. White, The Raven Song of Dr. Wrong, part 1; conclusion.
Be careful what you dream about, you might just get it: Walt Trizna, The Dream Catcher.
Poetry David Barber, Pioneer 10 at the Heliopause
Oonah V. Joslin, To Prometheus Bound
B. Z. Niditch, Proust at Balbec
Essay Fishermen’s life can be hard, but they can be proud of their work: Mike Florian, Behind the Masaredos.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Christopher James and S. L. Scott.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses The Logic of “The Unbefriended Dead”
Challenge Challenge 511 finds None So Truly Bewildering.
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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