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What’s in Issue 625

Novel What if one offered to purchase a dedication found in Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy? Such a bargain might affect the career of Fred Looseman, also known as Floozman. The letter to Mr. Sterne concludes with a speculation: How might space travel affect the evolution of noses?
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Serial Love, gossip and academic politics seem to know no worldly bounds:
Channie Greenberg, The Perils of Dr. Laura Whitfield
New contributor M. Christian shows that when a fictional villain tries to disrupt a story, you really know the game is afoot: The Scarlet Pencil, part 1; conclusion.

Air Marshall William Cozad is working overtime on a flight with an old flame. He suspects from the beginning that something has gone wrong. Little does he know what will: Gary Clifton, At Heaven’s Threshold, part 1; conclusion.
Drama Above all, a pyrokinetic needs stability: Charles C. Cole, Fire Fly.
Why are elders revered in some societies? They can offer good advice, such as “Don’t make the mistakes I made”: Anthony Lukas, Just a Little Adjustment.
Poetry Bertil Falk, Reading the Rök Stone
Tendai R. Mwanaka, A Portfolio of Defiance
Carmen Ruggero, Elation


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes M. Christian.
Editorial Don Webb converses with Dead Narrators and Ghosts.
The Art
Daniel Ayles, Ritual

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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