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What’s in Issue 546

Novel Cpl. Ivory Burch, USMC, has nightmares about escaping from a prison camp in the Philippines. When he wakes, he sees a face that reminds him that the nightmares were reality. But the face also brings reassurance:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 5: Only a Dream
Novella Jim Driscoll, terraformer, is the sole survivor of the crash of the expedition ship Demeter on a barren planet. Driscoll soon discovers he is not alone:
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
Any season would be bleak for a boy who is very much alone both at home and at school: Heather J. Frederick, Everything Was Winter.

Are you a fan of stories about King Arthur, Camelot, etc.? Here’s a pleasant story of a planet where the people take fandom just a little too far: Clarise Samuels, The Alien of Camelot, part 1; conclusion.

Those who think there is such a thing as a “free lunch” ought to be careful; they just may be the lunch: Ross Smeltzer, Times of Plenty.

A famous aviator crashes in the Pacific with rescue so near and yet so far: LaVerne Zocco, Make It So.
Ward mates do not always make a hospital stay any easier: Arthur Mackeown, The Prophecy.
Poetry Amy Locke, Sleeping With the Buffalo
Oonah V. Joslin, Rhythm of Rain


Challenge Challenge 546 wonders Send What?
The Reading
Jack Phillips Lowe, Cold Case Cowboys, 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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