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What’s in Issue 561

Novel Stella is protecting the hospital patients until the authorities arrive. Elroy takes Brooks hostage and threatens Stella, but Dr. Garrity has three allies. He also has an ace up his sleeve.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
New contributor Diana Corbitt raises a question about performance-enhancing substances in sports: what if there’s something even worse? Night Games, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

In the big city, everyone is alone in some way. They needn’t be: Morris Marshall, Isolated Cases.

How can vampire aristocrats secure their social status? The solution both may and may not be one: Ross Smeltzer, Dr. Quasdonovich’s Solution, part 1; conclusion.
Three stories above ground, two men must decide between jumping and justice: Charles C. Cole, Ledgework.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, In Russia in March
Lawrence Weber, Monsters Among Us


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Diana Corbitt.
Challenge Challenge 561 recommends garlic for cases of Overenhancement.
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles, excerpt
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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