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What’s in Issue 662

Novel Nannion lurks on the Aquarium walkway. She tries to avoid Meni and Mari, whose conversation is interrupted by what seems to be coral-induced rain. Frank is transfixed by a mysterious humanoid, and Meni makes contact with a new species of shark.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 13: Meni and Mari on the Aquarium, part 2
Novellas Two characters reappear. The world of Frank, Hildy and Dippy is a rough and ready place, but actually getting killed can be avoided: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 16.

Nikoli returns to the bagel shop. Aaron takes matters into his own hands.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 18: Made To Be Broken
Short
Stories
Victor Frenchstone travels to Ingolstadt and Geneva, researching his family history. He meets with Franz Clerval, a businessman, whose ancestor Henry appears to be conntected to Victor’s creator: E. B. Fischadler, A Man, Not a Monster.

Gaspar Hedayat’s taste in literature oscillates between celebrations of life and death. He controls all weapons of mass destruction, and his only friend is a robot: Harry Lang, Mr. Hedayat’s Friend.
Drama Stanly and Jane meet for lunch. Stanly tells Jane how she can help him overcome a childhood aversion to large brassieres: Boris Kokotov, Hooks and Loops.
Flash
Fiction
When giving lessons in manners, make sure to use manners, not fisticuffs: Gary Clifton, In the Absence of Caution.
Poetry New contributor Blake W. Sherwin, Cold Steel
Short
Poetry
Lana Bella, Joie de vivre
Hongping Liu, Winter Scene

Departments

Editorial Bewildering Stories gives advice on Guarding Against E-Mail Hacks.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Blake W. Sherwin.
Challenge Challenge 654 Response: Momentum in “Evergreen”
Challenge 662 toasts Here’s Waiting at You.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Waiting Behind the Wall
Richard Ong, The Eye of the Dragon

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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