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What’s in Issue 627

Novel The nature and function of the stimuli shield is revealed. Janatone meets Joe Dasein, a mortician, for an undercover operation. Meanwhile, Fred Looseman has an accident during a spacewalk. He and his cousin, Janatone, see each other again after two centuries.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 4: The Wrong Cable
Chapter 5: FFFPSHLORFF
Novella John Rae Piper’s mother enjoys recounting his unconventional birth: James Shaffer, Back to the World, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
The Four Cities have merged into one, with consequences for those living on the margins: Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Tetrapolis, part 1; conclusion.

Dean gives his erstwhile friend Paul a magical necklace. It can grant three wishes, but it has some strict conditions: Morris Marshall, The Power of “Not”, part 1; conclusion.
Drama Hartley Henry has awakened from a coma and must become reacquainted with his wife and parents: Charles C. Cole, Hart 2.0, scene 1; conclusion.
Poetry David Adès, When the Waves Came Over Us
Tendai R. Mwanaka, Come Back, Lilli
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, The Selfie

Departments

Challenge Challenge 626 Response discusses Picture Poetry.
Challenge 627 sings Put That iPhone Down, Babe!
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Under the Storm

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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