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What’s in Issue 543

Novel Earl Crier, a seaman blinded in combat in WW2, awakes from nightmares in a veterans’ hospital. He can count on taking refuge in music and sometimes — not always — on the kindness of others:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Prologue; Chapter 1: The Blind Man’s Dragon.
Serial Young Hannah goes to visit her grandparents at their home in the woods. Grandpa tells of Grandma’s curious comings and goings at night: Tim Simmons, What Grandma Done, part 1; part 2, (part 3; conclusion).
An irascible old man has a strange knack for practical jokes: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Methinks He Protesteth Too Much.

What is Brother Demas’ connection with Miss Whitson’s recurring dream and strange obsession? LaVerne Zocco, Miss Whitson’s Highest Wish.
New contributor Yuliya Klochan has Maria realize why perfection is so... imperfect: The Definition of Perfection.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Mayakovsky’s Legacy
New contributor Marian Brooks, Tree Incarnation
Jason C. Ford, Eclipse at the Gates
Essay New contributor Robert J. Meindl views the ‘distant mirrors’ of the 14th and 20th centuries and finds flowers growing from the ruins of evil: The Message of the Ruins: Reading Devastation, part 1; part 2; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Marian Brooks, Yuliya Klochan and Robert J. Meindl.
Challenge Challenge 543 The Protheth of Protetht
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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