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What’s in Issue 917

Novel Darren appears to have become a bloodthirsty monster and has cut off Kerri’s and Tiponi’s rescue. But a forest stream may offer temporary shelter from Darren’s magical powers.
Rebecca Johnson, Keepers of the Ageless One
Chapter 14: The Flight
Chapter 15: The Stream
Novella Eta confers with Jose Luis and Gael just as the Solarian Axis invades the Alebrije system and causes a mass flight of refugees.
Gabriel S. de Anda, Castles in the Sky
Dan carries a message that he intends to deliver to whoever will listen. His relatives’ gardening shows him that nettles do not belong in certain gardens and that some people won’t listen: Shauna Checkley, A Time of Nettles.

Beth is an artificial intelligence specializing in the genetic modification of plants to forestall a world hunger crisis. Beth also has a moral compass and a sense of humor: Geoffrey C. Porter, The Beth-Made Plants.

Omega performs special effects in combating enemy drones while his partner, Hoonra, carries out a rescue mission: Tom Vaine, Omega Brown and the Sorcerer of Space Station 9, part 1; part 2; conclusion,
It may be hard to adjust to — or even imagine — living somewhere else, even if one must: Charles C. Cole, The Other Woman.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Darkling
Jessica Lee McMillan, Reflections on Glass


Challenge Challenge 917 finds that discoveries can be made by Following Noses.
Letters Bewildering Stories responds to a query about Writers’ Resources.
The Reading
Douglas Young, Deep in the Forest excerpt
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Flight of Fancy

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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