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What’s in Issue 638

Novel Fred Looseman’s avatar, Floozman, has proclaimed a vision and a mission. It has to do with real and virtual life and death. His companions now have to hold a meeting and decide what to do about it.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 12: Sunt lacrimae rerum, part 2; part 3
Serial The hands from the skyborne cathedral reach for the dying and, at the same time, cause the living to show who they are: Chris Capps, Hands from the Sky, part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Bryan Brown shows how an unseen war between barely visible life forms could cause “collateral damage”: Celeste’s Secret, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

In any legal case, the question is: Where does justice lie? Police detectives McCoy and Garcia discover another question: When does justice lie? Gary Clifton, On Frailty’s Honor, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Richard B. Walsh introduces Suresh, a hunter in a post-apocalyptic world. He discovers an abandoned factory that appears to be devoid of life. It isn’t: The Hunter in the Ruins, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Robert March is very much alone — until he finds a kindred soul: Ron Van Sweringen, Robert Marsh’s Hurricane.
Poetry New contributor Gregory E. Lucas, The Slaughter
Short
Poetry
Ann Keith, This Is the Door
Carmen Ruggero, My Home Is Ready

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bryan Brown, Gregory E. Lucas, and Richard B. Walsh.
Challenge Challenge 638 is Ready and Waiting.
News Bewildering Stories scratches an Annoyance Factor.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Emerald Gaze

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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