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What’s in Issue 666

Novel Frank has emerged from his trance and is none the worse for plunging into shark-infested waters. Mari, though, has lapsed into a trance of her own, and her friends are very concerned. Meanwhile, the submersible team has discovered that the brine lake on the floor of the Aquarium appears to be bottomless.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 17: What’s Wrong With Mari? part 1
Serial Gavin Kwoong, a wedding planner from New York City, has set up shop in Shiver Rock, Arkansas. One of the local heartfish has ruined a wedding, and Emily, the local animal-control officer, holds him to account.
New contributor Peter Medeiros, Empty Hearts, part 1; part 2
New contributor Margi Desmond introduces a cast of colorful characters who undo the impetuous mischief perpetrated by the family layabout: Window of Opportunity.

New contributor James Ogunjimi spins a cautionary tale. No matter how hurried or out of sorts you may be, when a little old lady crosses your path, be polite, very polite, or else you may find A Promise Kept.
Sophie, who wants to be alone on a beach, meets a strange lady who tells her something she subconsciously knows: Edward Ahern, The Water’s Edge.
Poetry Lana Bella, Changeling
New contributor Herb Kauderer, Star Trek Immortality
Gregg Dotoli, Doomsday Clock


Editorial Bewildering Stories calculates The Number of the Bea... er, Issue.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Edward Ahern.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Margi Desmond, Herb Kauderer, Peter Medeiros, and James Ogunjimi.
Challenge Challenge 666 rolls Triple Boxcars.
The Reading
Bertrand Cayzac reviews Gary Inbinder, The Devil in Montmartre.
The Art
Denny Marshall, Twirl
Richard Ong, Grave Defender
Elous Telma Toasts the Issue

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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