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What’s in Issue 560

Novel Brooks is out for an evening on the town. He is ambushed. Stella returns to the hospital. Dr. Garrity reveals that kamikaze is a tactic that can be used figuratively as well as literally.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 25: Despair Has Left the Game
Chapter 26: Too Late, part 1; part 2
Billie Occasion assumes the time-honored role of matchmaker and attempts to save a far-flung species of space aliens. At least it’s worth a try: Bertil Falk, A Cosmic Matchmaker.

If your chicken lays a very strange egg, just quietly keep the hatchling as a pet and don’t make too much of it: Steven C. Levi, The Behemoth in the Barn.

New contributor Dorota Lipa brings Moses Kulig into a dark alley in a strange part of town. Which is more dangerous: the stranger or the alley itself? Moon Promises.

New contributor Dimitrije Medenica introduces an architect who finds that spoonfuls of worries can solve themselves. Just be tidy with them, eh? A Spoonful of Worries, part 1; conclusion.
Are you tired of vampires and can’t take them seriously anymore? Okay, just don’t try to scam them: Arthur Mackeown, Van Helsing’s Miraculous Mouthwash.

New contributor Craig M. Workman depicts a walk away from horror to the eye that is Taking It All In.
New contributor E. R. Warren, The Storm’s Edge
Essay New contributor Michael O’Farrell proves that a fortune-teller’s crystal ball can show you anything and everything — all at once. Okay, now what? The Imageverse.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dorota Lipa, Dimitrije Medenica, Michael O’Farrell, E. R. Warren, and Craig M. Workman.
Challenge Challenge 560 calculates an Indefinite Infinity.
Challenge 560 Response sympathizes with Busy Billie.
Challenge 560 Response rummages about, Mining the Imageverse.
Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan
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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