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What’s in Issue 658

Novels Floozman makes an announcement. Janatone has been dozing during the riot in chapter 20. The automobile’s map awakens her and explains the illusory nature of matter. The map has other information that Janatone will need.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 21: It Is Done, part 1

Frank repairs to Athens, where he relaxes and considers his life. He seems to come to an unconscious conclusion and heads back to his yacht.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 10: Frank, Dry
Novellas Frank and Dippy are becoming mutually acculturated in surprising ways. While seeking Hildy and fleeing the Grunts, they find a curious antique robot in an abandoned warehouse: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 12.

Aaron dreams of the Green Giant. The mysterious Nikoli Walsh serenades Anini, to Aaron’s displeasure.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 12: Dream #3
Chapter 13: Greensleeves
Short
Stories
Murderers are not known for their discretion, and they may run amok. Even so, the police may need a little luck to catch them: Gary Clifton, Murder Out of Hand.

Time travel can remedy old mistakes. But beware of unintended consequences: Bill Kowaleski, The Paradox Principle.

New contributor Susan Bass Marcus depicts Franny’s last days and hours — and a vision that is not hers alone: Pieces of Stars.
Prose
Poetry
Jussi Melartin, To Persephone
Short
Poetry
Stephen Ellams, Isabella

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Susan Bass Marcus.
Challenge Challenge 658 says hand me a wrench and Saddle Up.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Tanith Lee, A Heroine of the World.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Keeper of the Black Castle
Cesar Valtierra, Organic Robot

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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