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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

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
Short
Stories
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
Short
Poetry
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.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brenda Kern, Alison McBain, David McDaniel, Charlene A. Taylor, and Matt Thompson.
The Art
Gallery
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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