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Bewildering Stories

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What’s in Issue 909

Novella Kate and Quince begin to put their differences behind them and discuss the mining colony’s defense strategy.
Nemo West, What Kate Found in the Fringe, part 7
Serial New contributor Michael Burnett depicts scholars’ assessment of an alien labyrinth discovered on dimension Epsilon-9: The Crystal Library, part 1; part 2.
In the rings of Saturn, valuable water ice is mined by the equivalent of an interplanetary chain gang. But the prisoners can communicate with each other, at a price: David Barber, Prisoner of the Rings.

New contributor H. Lee Messina delivers a device that smooths the way to The Loss Adjustment.

Mechanically preserved consciousness can be heavenly, until machines break down: Ronald Schulte, The Problem With Expansion Packs, part 1; conclusion.
A warning signal flashes again. We have met the space aliens, and they are us: Gary Clifton, And the Rockets’ Red Glare.
Poetry Marion J. May, The Story of Grace MacFarlane
Edward Ahern, Fire Tending

Douglas Young, Filling That Vase, part 1; conclusion


Challenge Challenge 909 espies a change of weather in Thunderclouds.
The Art
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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