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What’s in Issue 524

News Serials complete: Both The Dohani War and “The House of Mammoth Bones” are complete on line as of this issue. You can read to the end by following the “Proceed” links or the links in each Table of Contents.
Novel Dexter tells lurid tales of Earth to a rapt audience of Dohani children. One of his stories gives the Dohani the key to understanding humans and ending the war. Back on station S-804 Dr. Eliza Doyle is highly peeved that her careful housekeeping might be disturbed, but Jane has some vital news for her and, incidentally, Dexter.
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 18: Understanding, part 1; part 2
Serial Wolf, a tribal shaman, is sent a vision from the spirit world. It bodes ill fortune: Bill Bowler, The House of Mammoth Bones, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Bo Balder paints a picture of an environmental apocalypse in which survival adaptations may not always be well received: The Hump, part 1; conclusion.

In a world of environmental ruin, nanotechnology may amount to fighting fire with fire: Ian Cordingley, Standing Athwart History, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Richard A. Hebert tells a story within a story about the peril of younger generations’ skepticism: And the Darkness Drank Them In, part 1; conclusion.
Don’t shoot the messenger when the news is bad, just get a second opinion: Ron Van Sweringen, Just Another Florida Day.
Poetry New contributor Robert Karaszi, Cafe Angelika Revisited
Afzal Moolla, The Sound of Distant Ankle Bells
Thomas F. Wylie, Late for Dinner


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bo Balder, Richard A. Hebert, and Robert Karaszi.
Challenge Challenge 524 goes Sliding at High G.
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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