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What’s in Issue 531

Novel A commander who lost a comrade in arms during a skirmish in an interstellar war now has to work with the dead soldier’s brother: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 1.
New contributor Richard A. Conine introduces space cadet Chip Corrigan, who has to deal with monstrous space aliens and a domineering computer: Raft, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Frances Gow depicts Corey’s dilemma: is what he wishes for really what he wants? The Warren Street Kid.

‘Noah knew he would have to choose between laying a ring on Leslie’s finger or laying dollars on the ponies’: Channie Greenberg, Barefoot Nuptials.

New contributor Lisa Khlif portrays a big-eared man’s love for his wife and daughter: The Man From Kerala.
You’ve heard of speed dating? Here’s a twist where participants tell each other what they really think... Or so they think: Charles C. Cole, Speed Hating.

New contributor Boris Kokotov examines existence from a somewhat microcosmic perspective: The Fish Bubble.
Poetry John Stocks, Eloise, a Girl on Film
David Barber, From the Lucy Poems


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Richard A. Conine, Frances Gow, Lisa Khlif, and Boris Kokotov.
Challenge Challenge 530 Response wonders what if Big Fridge Is in the Loop?
Challenge 531 suspects there’s something Funny in the Dark.
The Reading
Joanna M. Weston, A Summer Father, excerpt
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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