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What’s in Issue 541

Serial Brad helps to provide care for Milton’s ailing mother. Meanwhile the Stunts’ children discover what has happened and decide they have some scores to settle: Bill McCormick, A Letter From an Editor, part 4; conclusion.
New contributor Katie Karambelas portrays a couple who relive a breakup five years later, as seen from the viewpoint of Dear Prudence, part 1; conclusion.

Cindy has found love with a oak-running space alien. She discovers that the interstellar crime scene has some bad guys — and girls: Bill Kowaleski, Murder Among the Oaks, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

Moshe eats only matzohs in memory of a horror he endured — but need his grandchild do the same? Arthur Mackeown, The Banker of Bread.
An old man very much misses his dog Pudding, even to the very end: Nathaniel Johnson, Old Thompson.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Exploration
Mary B. McArdle, Minor Key


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Katie Karambelas.
Challenge Challenge 541 sees Lights Off and On.
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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