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What’s in Issue 847

Novels Igor Fedorovich describes to Yegor the “lackey war” and the commercial ambitions of the Brotherhood of the Black Book. Yegor eagerly performs a violent initiation ritual.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 10: Desyat’

Paul Welton tells McDermott he needs more access to information about the power station. McDermott makes Welton an offer he can’t refuse.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 6: Exile or Isolation
New contributor Patrick Creek depicts some very scary things that take place in Master Fairchild’s Garden.

When does a good thing become too much of a good thing? When it cancels out other good things: Paul Revis, Pro Foto 1.8.2, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Detectives Maggs and McCoy cover a case in which drug deals spiral way out of control: Gary Clifton, Clean Sweep.

Zombie Ninjas have an advantage: they can’t be killed because they’re already dead. But the evil space invader Gorkoola might be able to vaporize them: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, The Zombie Space Ninja Adventure.
Poetry Wendy Holborow, Snakemark
James Robert Rudolph, Snowflake’s Mandala
Gregg Dotoli, Dream Dizzy Beat
Memoir A Canadian student goes hitchhiking in the south of France more than 45 years ago. His experiences may seem strange but, take it from an earlier hitchhiker, they really aren’t. The best comes when the hiker finds a way to bring both himself and the country into good odour: Harrison Kim, In the Land of the Gauls.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Patrick Creek.
Challenge Challenge 847 coins a word and takes some Brisky Risks.
Challenge 846 Response discusses Cygnians and Earthlings.
The Reading
Jack D. Harvey, Mark the Dwarf   excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Distillery District

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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