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What’s in Issue 515

Novel Red alert! Battle stations! Get Jane off the station on the fastest ship at hand! Yes, do that; it’s exactly what Jane wants:
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 9: Extraction, part 1; part 2
Novella Black Water Swamp is not exactly an ideal home for anybody other than Crazy Charley. But little Billy Joe knows what counts. It’s the one place where he won’t be abandoned or sent away: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 15; chapter 16; chapter 17, conclusion.
New contributor Troy Blackford introduces Darius, a ghost hunter who thinks his job is a crock and, frankly, a bore. His colleagues don’t think so. Not anymore: Hearing Voices.

Jonas is hired to investigate a hotel room from which two previous investigators have mysteriously disappeared. He’ll discover that the room has a way of revealing rather than hiding things: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, No Check-Out.

New contributor R. MacInnes shows the kind of reward that awaits those who make a Faustian bargain: The Contractual Obligation.
Some trapped miners will eventually be rescued from a cave-in. But they will find they’ve dug themselves into an even deeper hole: Arthur Mackeown, Force of Circumstance.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Global Language Village Art
B. Z. Niditch, Simulacrum
New contributor Jason C. Ford, Another Folder
Memoir New contributor Walter Lacey discovers the meaning of a vivid dream by Connecting the Dots.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Troy Blackford, Jason C. Ford, Walter Lacey, and R. MacInnes.
The Critics’
Don Webb asks Where is the Center of “The Boy Next Door”?
Challenge Challenge 515 Sam on Wry
The Reading
John Gregory Hancock, A Plague of Dreams, excerpts
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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