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What’s in Issue 918

Novel Darren’s superhuman throwing arm prevents air rescue for Kerri and Tiponi. Both Darren and the Ageless One are closing in on the refugees, who now need the aid of natives skilled in ground warfare.
Rebecca Johnson, Keepers of the Ageless One
Chapter 16: The Ageless One
Chapter 17: The Battle
Novella Amado, Eta and Jose have fun with Descartes’ famous maxim by devising a humorously ironic corollary: Dubito ergo sum.
Gabriel S. de Anda, Castles in the Sky
Chapter VI: Amado Alatriste, conclusion
The Galactic Council has been instituted to protect newcomers like Earthlings, who have no idea what life in the galaxy is like. And yet much of it will be strangely familiar: David Barber, Politics After First Contact.

New contributor Ginny Hogan considers the effects of non-excretion with the onset of The Cessation, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor John Ryland brings a young man into contact with an old man who is a “Keeper” of many treasures and fancies himself The Man With a Hundred Wives, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Mimi Ferebee, Black Memories
One wonders why the Old Norse chessmen discovered on the Isle of Lewis seem, by and large, to be a rather unhappy lot: Oonah V. Joslin, Queen o’ Glum.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes John Ryland.
Challenge Challenge 918 says what You Don’t Say we can’t guess.
The Art
Richard Ong, Under a Painted Sky

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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