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What’s in Issue 574

Serial ‘Tell Koschay the Deathless that when Vaslev finds Koschay’s heart and Koschay’s soul, then Koschay will be Deathless no longer.’ Danielle L. Parker, The Deathless Hand, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Short
Stories
Victor fears that an ancient work of fiction may tell the truth about his real nature: E. B. Fischadler, A Promise Kept.

Jennifer O’Connell is new at the work of finding and eradicating sinister infestations, but she is good at it — perhaps too much for her own good: Anthony Lukas, Seeds of the Dark, part 1; conclusion.

A mirror can transmit a sign of recognition across an unbridgeable gulf: James Shaffer, The Sandman’s Dream.
Flash
Fiction
In a virtual world of reality TV, executions needn’t be grisly for the public audience. In fact, they may even contain sparks of life: Charles C. Cole, Frank Spooner’s Last Words.
Short
Poetry
Stephen Ellams, Orchard Thieves
Michael Lee Johnson, Possum Slim
Essay When does the consumer society become the consumed society? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Bin There, Dumb That.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 574 asks what is Real Reality?
The Reading
Room
Matt Spencer, Chapel of the Falcon : excerpt
The Art
Gallery
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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