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What’s in Issue 650

Novels Stuart Surof’s vacuum toilet is finally repaired. Meanwhile, the spirit of Fred Looseman, accompanied by heroes, descends a pillar of fire from the superworld to the hotel of the Voodoo Queen.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
What is life or death? Not so fast there: physicians have one set of guidelines; biologists, another. And we might learn a lot if we could consult the denizens of Titan or a flatworm priest.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Novellas At the head office of Ouroboros, we find out who Frank really is and what he’s made off with.
Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 2

Aaron has been tasered. His roommate, Bud Johnson, hatches a scheme by which he may recover a sizeable loan he’s made to his friend.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 2: Buddy
Mob lawyer Linden Litsky, who has made a bad career choice, is haunted by the image of a fashion model who reminds him of a better path to take: Anselmo J. Alliegro, On Love, Doubles, and Supermodels, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Scott Jessop introduces a film editor who discovers a movie star in a cache of film from the early days of cinema. She’s still in the studio — in somewhat more than spirit: Moviola, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Kathleen Wolak shows how a horrible accident can lead to a deadly train of guilt: You Are My Sunshine.
Poetry Mike Acker, September
Gregg Dotoli, Ice Storm Art
Stephen Ellams, Julian


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Scott Jessop.
Challenge Challenge 648 Response: Floozman : Bouncing on Being
Challenge 649 Response: Oikos Nannion, ch. 1
Challenge 650 follows the seasons: Fall Up, Spring Down.
The Art
Denny Marshall, By the Wall

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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