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What’s in Issue 551

Novel The music of Henry, Earl and Brooks — with Stella’s encouragement — have given Ivory a new lease on life. But Herbert Mann, the hospital administrator, wishes only to please Elroy. And Elroy is enraged. Will Ivory survive the purge of his friends or has he only exchanged one prison camp for another?
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 12: Goodbye, Mr. Akita
Novella On the desert planet Rogue, sixteen years after the crash of the Demeter, Driscoll and Persephone formalize their long life together in a touching ceremony:
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
New contributor Sora Edwards-Thro intoduces Arvo and Crystal. They have an “inefficient” affliction that causes them to pay attention to people rather than to data: Pay Attention.

New contributor Marilyn K. Martin brings together Tarivan and Johan in a laboratory. Tarivan feels most at home there but strangely seems to be accomplishing less than before: The Un-Spring, part 1; conclusion.

Do not scoff at exotic flowers or mistreat them; they may not take kindly to it: Ron Van Sweringen, The Moon Flower.
New contributor Kallirroe Agelopoulou takes us on holiday to a pretty, relaxing place Beyond the Sea.
Poetry Clarise Samuels, Caesar and the Nymphs
B. Z. Niditch, Proofreading


Don Webb recalls a fateful day when he had to decide between Last and First Names.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Sora Edwards-Thro, and Marilyn K. Martin.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses “Living in the Singularity”
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, Citrus-Inspired Ceramics : excerpt
Danielle L. Parker, A Shopping List: Amazing Memoirs
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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