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What’s in Issue 579

Novel Kyran is guided by his uncle Lucid on a long trek to the king’s court. Kyran feels bitter that the king has disinherited him, and his suspicions are the first of many weapons he will need to survive. Yet another will come as a gift and a surprise.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 2: A Lesson in Civility, part 1; part 2
Novella Is a lady’s spit better than splattered spider juice on Lucky’s forehead? It can at least lead to strange things.
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Chapter 3: Spider
Short
Stories
New contributor Jessica Down has a handy tip for use in identity crises: trademarks can help people keep track of who’s You™.

Billie Occasion questions the usefulness of her ability to teleport in time and space, but her friend Karl brings her an intriguing puzzle: Bertil Falk, A Total Rejection.

It’s said that turtles are long-lived. And with age comes wisdom, and more: Henry F. Tonn, The Turtle and Juan Sanchez.
Flash
Fiction
Poor Bill Brogan eats Mom’s home cooking only if he has to. But for just this once he’ll actually enjoy it: Ron Van Sweringen, Mother’s Chocolate Chip Brownies.
Poetry John Stocks, On the Pilgrim’s Way
Short
Poetry
Ernest B. Cohen, Summer
Memoir Ever been abducted by space aliens? Not so fast there; the experience may be a lot more common than you may think: Charles C. Cole, Alien Abduction Abduction.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jessica Down.
Discussion Tantra Bensko, Slipstream and Interstitial Genres
Don Webb, Science Metaphors
Challenge Challenge 579 revels in Life on Jupiter.
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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