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What’s in Issue 628

Novel On far Europa, Jenny Appleseed holds a conference to plan interstellar expeditions.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Novella Johnnie’s father comes home, but life remains hard for the family. Johnnie doesn’t go to school, but he succeeds anyway; his mother is a natural-born teacher: James Shaffer, Back to the World, part 3; part 4; part 5.
One can learn a lot just sitting around in a police station, waiting for the next call for the Bomb Squad: Gary Clifton, Officer Rosie.

Could robots do the work on a sheep farm in South Australia? Maybe, but there’s always the human factor, and it can be quite unexpected: Lilliana Rose iFarmer, part 1; conclusion.

Little Natalie acquired dissociative personality disorder at a young age. Her personalities are very colorful, and they have talents ranging from saintly to practical to... dangerous: Henry F. Tonn, Death by Moonlight, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Kent Rosenberger celebrates New Horizons’ mission with a cautionary tale about cultural differences and minding one’s manners in the universe: Plan One From Planet Nine.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Costanza
Edward Ahern, Snow Melt


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kent Rosenberger.
Challenge Challenge 628 calls All Minds on Deck.
Letters Donald Schneider discusses Asimov’s Anomaly.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Lois M. Bujold, The Sharing Knife: Beguilement.
The Art
Richard Ong, Laughing Lion

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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