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What’s in Issue 629

Novel Fred Looseman’s avatar, Sancho Marx, Captain Diana, some doctors, and the AU “filter” are all involved in devious plans to take care of the baby in the artificial womb. And don’t forget the door. Be nice to the door.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 7: Sancho
Novella John Piper leaves for Vietnam. When he returns a year and a half later, he finds that things have changed drastically for the worse at home.
James Shaffer, Back to the World, part 6; part 7; part 8
Short
Stories
New contributor Daniel Ross Goodman implicitly asks: If science is the means of learning, what is the learning of meaning? The End of Days.

Grace tells her close cousin of a recurrent dream that lures her ever deeper into a mysterious room: Jill Hand, The Dream Room.

New contributor Gene Twaronite suggests that extrasensory perception may tell you more than you really want to know: From Wherever.
Flash
Fiction
Relying on good-luck charms is superstition. What do you call relying on the presence of good? Charles C. Cole, Sisters of Promise.
Poetry Diana Anderson, Jupiter’s Dream
Channie Greenberg, Me and My Lonesome
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Selfish
Oonah V. Joslin, In His Boots

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Daniel Ross Goodman and Gene Twaronite.
Challenge Challenge 629 questions the savor of Unjust Desserts.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Pompeii 1

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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