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What’s in Issue 655

Novels Captain Diana commands the Lighthouse on its ever-faster flight towards Europa. She and the crew experience increasingly strange visions until they meet Astralix, whom she recognizes, and who she says is not a Gaulois...
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 19: Set and Setting, part 3

Frank, an intrepid sailor, moors his yacht at Dioptra. Nannion watches as he explores the island. Unfortunately, Frank sets out in the wrong direction.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 7: Frank’s Long Jump, part 1; part 2
Novellas The Old Man of Ouroboros is gloating over his freshly transmuted heavy gold. Williamson/Flemel has absconded with the formula. Where’s Lohman’s secretary when he really needs her?
Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 8

A girl has a pretty but ominous dream. Anini and Aaron find a cryptic symbol in the igloo, and they’re late to work.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 8: Dream #2
Chapter 9: Guess I’m Doing Fine
New contributor Charlene Ashley Taylor depicts a case of demonic possession: When Shadows Come Calling.

New contributor Matt Thompson shows how spies might be more interesting than their purported information: The Map of the One Hundred and Eighty-One Seas.
Poetry Lana Bella, A Body That Is Entirely a Head
Edward Ahern, The Curse of Giving
New contributor Alison McBain, From Stars Born on Earth
Essay New contributor Brenda Kern studies, in a dramatic lyrical essay, the meaning inherent in affective memory: Still, in the Woods.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brenda Kern, Alison McBain, David McDaniel, Charlene A. Taylor, and Matt Thompson.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Hallway Exchange
New contributor David McDaniel, Robots’ Picnic

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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