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What’s in Issue 637

Novel Fred Looseman, in his coffin, resembles Schrödinger's cat, but his avatar is on the loose. Meeting a poet precipitates a recollection and revelation: Fred is the once and future Floozman.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 12: Sunt lacrimae rerum, part 1
Serial New contributor Chris Capps depicts an apocalypse precipitated by flying cathedrals: Hands from the Sky, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
A widow realizes that she will need to perform an act of courage to overcome a terrible case of survivor’s guilt: Elana Gomel, White, Green, and Gold, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor K. R. Svich tells of a street urchin who is rescued by a Decembrist exile in Siberia — at a price: The Exile and the Urchin, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Mike Duran introduces Stanley, who is alone in a world that the Machine considers expendable: When Orchids Bloomed from Dead Stringers.
Poetry Richard King Perkins, II, Voices from Deep Inside the Refrigerator
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Alan
Gregg Dotoli, Juanita La Lagrimosa

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chris Capps, Mike Duran and K. R. Svich.
Challenge Challenge 637 goes sadly Down to the Sea.
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, Word Citizen : excerpt
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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