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What’s in Issue 530

News The Second Quarterly Review: This is the last regular issue of the second quarter of 2013. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 519-530.

Extension: In view of the downtime incurred during website registration renewal, issue 530 will remain on line till Monday afternoon, June 24th.
Serial The horror fantasies may have been real, and the Oracles are. But the narrator has to wonder how real he is: George S. Karagiannis, Ghost Profiler, part 6; conclusion.
New contributor Phil Davies introduces Mary, a young girl who has to decide which are scarier: the monsters in the attic or the people in her home: The Arianthids, part 1; conclusion.

In a post-apocalypse world, Isaac decides history is futile. Archeologists from the future may think otherwise: Noel Denvir, Testament.

Marooned in a city or on an alien planet, one stranded being may be able to help another: Varya Kartishai, No Place Like Home, part 1; conclusion.

Even among immigrants and outcasts, love has a way of going around and coming around: Leonard Schlenz, You Crack Me Up, part 1; conclusion.
Superstition may sometimes be a projection of a guilty conscience: Julie Wornan, Monsieur Deux.
Poetry New contributor Tim Laffey, At X Marks the Spot
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Lily Stalk


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Phil Davies and Tim Laffey.
Challenge Challenge 530 sentimentalizes that there’s No Place Like Love.
Editorial Bugs in the kitchen, bugs in the bed, bugs on the Internet, messin’ with your head: Don Webb, Big Beaver Is Watching You.
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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