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What’s in Issue 533


Novel Erik goes on a virtual undercover mission in enemy computers: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 3.
New contributor Dylan Larson-Harsch depicts life under Adam Smith’s “worst form of government”: Ralegine.

New contributor Thomas Lesh does an ironic take on the old fairy tale about kissing a frog and getting a prince: The Frog Prince, part 1; conclusion.

In a foundry plagued by a gremlin, Fritz and Billy can take some comfort in applying the principle ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’: Mike Phillips, Machine Fink, part 1; conclusion.
Some things are just not meant to be, except in stories: Charles C. Cole, Stel.

All these chess players need is a bronze clock: Boris Kokotov, The Chess Players.
Poetry Michael D. Amitin, Zen Sunday Blues
B. Z. Niditch, Four A.M.
Irena Pasvinter, Lucky Bastard
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dylan Larson-Harsch and Thomas Lesh
Challenge Challenge 533 Check
The Art
Don Webb, Laptop
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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