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What’s in Issue 853

Novels Yegor meets Ktitor in a sauna and brings a story as a possible addition to Ktiror’s collection. It’s about a man who gradually changes into a griffon. Ktitor is somewhat impressed, and he has other ideas, as well.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 16: Shestnadtsat’

Nigel Thacker, McDermott, and Jason Wise confer with Senator Clayburn about the Aliens Out problem. Where is its money coming from? Finding out may take some skillful undercover work.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 12: Disruption
Serial New contributor Daniel W. Galef introduces a narrator who infiltrates and occupies an enormous library. He soon begins to become a part of it: Ex Libris, part 1; part 2.
A farm that has been the home of at least four generations is the setting of a Thanksgiving dinner: Jackson Arthur, Remember the Horses, part 1; conclusion.

In a city ravaged by plague and starvation, Francis Mooney promises to help a dying mother. He finds that a simple can of beans can go a very long way: Jeffrey Greene, A Can of Beans, part 1; conclusion.
A lonely farmer in the Maine woods finds that even a trespassing hunter can become a friend: Charles C. Cole, Down-Home Hunting.
Poetry Douglas Young, The Oyster’s Pearl
Edgar Rincón Luna, Treeless Patio — Patio sin árboles — tr. Toshiya Kamei

In Agadir, Morocco, in 1973, a young tourist discovers that rebuilding a city ravaged by an earthquake can be a matter of national pride and his personal terror: Richard LeBlond, Make Way for the King.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Daniel W. Galef.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses The Role of the Other in Creative Destruction
Challenge Challenge 853 finds that different things go Into the Mix.
The Art
Channie Greenberg, Circuits

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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