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What’s in Issue 566

Novel The good news is that Dr. Garrity did not kill Elroy. That’s also the bad news. Ivory is making great progress but needs more surgery. A mysterious letter arrives for Henry. Brooks is adapting to life at Gibby’s bar, and Earl wonders where Stella has gone.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 35: Don’t Count Elroy Out
Chapter 36: A Daily Dose of Music
Chapter 37: Changes
Novella New contributor J. J. Roth introduces original builders of Stonehenge. The monument may have a purpose beyond the one the builders have in mind: Legacy of the Fallen Stars
Chapter 1: The Taurids — 3000 BCE, part 1; part 2
A biologist fills in for a lighthouse keeper on the Atlantic coast. The old keeper departs with a warning and leaves a record of a haunting: Arthur Davis, The Curse of the Lighthouse, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Michael S. Stewart shows that Heaven will have to wait till A Crew Comes Home to Port, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Rob Walker shows how meek Norman can take sinister initiative from his Mirrored Image.
What’s best to do when you need a push in a snowstorm? Don’t call your ex: Charles C. Cole, Independences.

What is a romantic dinner when you don’t have the stomach for it? Julie Wornan, Anniversary Celebration.
Poetry John Grey, Journey’s End
B. Z. Niditch, On the Arbat


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes J. J. Roth, Michael S. Stewart, and Rob Walker.
Challenge Challenge 566 thinks that dead letter is a Live Letter.
The Reading
Clarise Samuels, Fairy Tales for the Bourgeoisie, 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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