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What’s in Issue 741

News Milestone: Counting 59 special issues — the Quarterly and Annual Reviews and the early Retrospectives — this is the 800th weekly issue of Bewildering Stories, in publication since 2002.
Serial The townspeople are suspicious of Daniel and Sarah, but Joseph and Anna are not. When Sarah discovers a crucial clue to Daniel’s “ancestry,” his conflict with his father boils over.
James Krehbiel, Pure in Their Own Eyes
Short
Stories
New contributor Matthew F. Amati shows how an alien planet might have an immune reaction to human infection: Defender of the Flesh.

A former army commander may still be watchful even in a sleepy provincial border town: Sameer Kulkarni, A Spy in McLeod Ganj, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Madeleine J. Lloyd brings two boys and then men together at a park bench at the end of the world: The Likelihood of Nothing.
Flash
Fiction
Con men ought to beware of little old ladies; they may be sharper than they look: Gary Clifton, Just Another Mark.
Poetry Shawn Jacobson, Star Watch
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Digger
Oonah V. Joslin, Men of Passchendaele

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Matthew F. Amati.
Challenge Challenge 740 Response discusses Colonizing: Past and Future.
Challenge 740 Response starts Defining “Conflict,”
Challenge 741 espies an Open Cover.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Antimatter

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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