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What’s in Issue 672

Novel Frank alone sees a mysterious “humanoid” figure and wants to find out what it means. J-Cap will allow him to pursue it, but not into water with sharks. At least, that it is the plan.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 20: Retreat and Ponder, part 1
Serial New contributor Carl Ross Beideman introduces Bix, a robot who wakens when almost all of humanity has fled to the stars after a world-destroying apocalypse: The Potential Man, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
New contributor Jude Conlee takes ten steps to disintegration and one beyond it: Steps 1 to 10.

New contributor Patrick Doerksen depicts a tyrant who gains the whole world but realizes its cost: The Monarch’s Madness.

What if all the conspiracy theories are wrong, and it’s really frogs that are keeping the balance in the world, such as it is? Bill McCormick, Fourteen Frogs.
Flash
Fiction
Do you want to marry him or her or do you want to pretend to get married? Just pop the question already! Charles C. Cole, Equivocation.
Poetry Lana Bella, Caffeine
James R. Rudolph, Born on a Friday in March
Short
Poetry
New contributor Barry Charman, Adrift
Oonah V. Joslin, Dali’s Rose

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews James R. Rudolph
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Carl Ross Beideman, Barry Charman, Jude Conlee, and Patrick Doerksen.
Challenge Challenge 672 perches On the Imbalance Beam.
Challenge 672 Response: Elous Telma explains J-Cap and Frank.
Letters Bewildering Stories discusses “Born on a Friday in March” with James R. Rudolph.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Tecon
Richard Ong, Emerald Tower

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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