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What’s in Issue 359

Novel The top-level world conference is on track to build the orbit-changing thrusters on the Moon. Meanwhile, newly promoted Enseign Terry Garfield relies on parallel history to save the day politically and financially:
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
Novella Biker grandma Ida Mae Wheeler makes close contact with a really big ‘thang’ from the cornfield: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 10.
Serial New contributor Daniel Shebses introduces Mike Devlin, who is fascinated by a strange new application for his X-Phone: The Deathalator, part 1; part 2.
What’s the old saying? ‘Too soon old, too late smart’? And too much ignored, to boot: Kevin Ahearn, The End of an Erica.

New contributor Barbra Annino depicts some young men on the road, fleeing a tyrannical father with a mother’s blessing: The Mother Road, part 1; conclusion.

Old folks don’t understand youngsters’ ‘langwidge’? Up to a point... Michael D. Brooks, OMG.

Winning the war is easy; winning the peace, that’s the hard part: Catfish Russ, The Governor of Earth, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Clarise Samuels introduces a space alien who takes a liking to Earth and a fondness for a lady named Maggie: The Duke of Wunderbar.
New contributor Sean Monaghan shows that even semi-immortality has its price: Vampire Gustav at the End of the Universe.
Poetry Marina J. Neary, On Bat’s Wings
Crystalwizard, I Know You
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Magic


Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Aidan Lucid
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Barbra Annino, Sean Monaghan, Clarise Samuels, and Daniel Shebses.
Challenge Challenge 359 sings As Time Went By.
Challenge 359 Response: “The Governor of Earth
The Reading
Joanna M. Weston reviews Sean Horlor, Made Beautiful by Use.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

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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