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What’s in Issue 549

Novel Henry Akita reveals that he has musical talent. Meanwhile, Earl Crier gives Ivory Burch a piece of his mind:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 9: Moon Glow
Chapter 10: Soul-Sucking Dreams
Novella Twenty years after the crash of the exploration ship Demeter, Driscoll is back on Earth. He meets the director of space exploration but doesn’t recognize her at first. They exchange their histories of life and love. Driscoll’s is very strange indeed:
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
6: Year 840, part 1; part 2
Vex and Louie really can’t stand each other. But since Vex can come up with some cash, maybe they can share a “stone” and watch the world... levitate, so to speak: Jack Bragen, The Stone of Concord.

Alfredo is ready to kill himself out of grief for his late wife, Martha. How to stop him? Appeal to his sense of honor: Gustavo Valitutti, A Man of His WordUn hombre de palabra.

Red Phillips is an innocent young college boy who is hired to find a lost diamond ring. In the process he meets two kind ladies whose stories might be very interesting: Ron Van Sweringen, The Key West Diamond.
Sometimes marital communication can take some really funny turns: Charles C. Cole, Franklin Figgy Pudding Pierce.

“Best by” dates are often confused with “expiry” dates. They are not the same thing. And some people can take label-reading just a little too far: Boris Kokotov, X-red.
Poetry New contributor Oren Eilam, Poetry’s Victory
Channie Greenberg, Empty of Love and Money
B. Z. Niditch, April Steps Out


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Oren Eilam.
Challenge Challenge 549 says Smoke It If You Got It.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Neil Asher, The Departure.
Danielle L. Parker & Don Webb recommend A Shopping List.
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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