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What’s in Issue 661

Novels Fred, Floozman, Diana, Joe Dasein and the others have their work to do. But Janatone has hers, as well. Centuries old, she returns to visit an ancestress in her long home in an ancient province. Finally, on an old bench in a small garden, she finds what she has been seeking all along.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 22: Navarre, conclusion

Frank wakes from his trance but sees a familiar form in the port of Dioptra. At the center of the Aquarium, Meni and Mari argue over what stories to believe.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 13: Meni and Mari on the Aquarium, part 1
Novellas Stevens has discovered that the transmutation device has terrible side effects. He must take drastic action, beginning at Ouroboros: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 15.

Aaron has a frightening dream and slides into the dregs of despair.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 16: Dream #4
Chapter 17: Insanely Jealous
The motto is “Good life through sustainability,” and the mantra is “Peace be with us.” But they command a high price: William Quincy Belle, The Calling.

New contributor Charles B. Pettis introduces a happy couple, Jake and Lynette. Jake finds that a good word, especially a written word, can go a long way: Little Plastic Bag, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, A Rose by Any Other Name
Gary Inbinder, A Ripe Red Apple
Denny Marshall, The Starship Telescope


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Charles B. Pettis.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses...
Challenge Challenge 661 has a prerecorded message: Your Cull Is Important to Us.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews James Graham, Becoming a Tree.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Music Man
Richard Ong, Chronos’ Time Temple

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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