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What’s in Issue 404

Novel Poor Donna gets very confused as she keeps jumping to the wrong conclusions. Then, as time passes, Robert’s modest business gently booms while globetrotting Peter gets rich, returning home only when unavoidable. Robert has big decisions to make in the years that follow, but Donna is also keen to understand Peter’s life choices.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book III: At Home With Robert
Chapter 5: Summer Nights, part 2
Chapter 6: A Life of Ease, part 1; part 2
Novella DJ’s trial before the Council of Elders goes well at first, but then DJ is implicated in a paradox:
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 16: Coming Unstuck
New contributor Connor Caddigan introduces Gonzago, a voyeuristic dog: In the Secret Parts of Fortune, part 1; conclusion.

People are not always what we think they are. And when two meet who weren’t supposed to, an ironic fate can result: Elliot R. Dorfman, The One Loved the Most.

Just do what the demon-possessed monster asks; don’t improvise. Then everything will be all right: Cleveland W. Gibson, The Trophy Room.

New contributor Edward Vitolo brings a new kind of moon into orbit, one that has a way of proliferating: The After-Moon.

The experience of time is relative and subjective. When taken to extremes, strange things happen. Contemporaneity is to be prized: Chris Yodice, Brindal and the Long Day.
Poetry New contributor Cat Enos, Routine Operation
New contributor Richard Serio, Spill
Kai Laursen, The Whale Hunt


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Connor Caddigan, Cat Enos, and Richard Serio.
Challenge Challenge 404 says don’t hit that cancel button: This Page Does Too Exist.
The Art
Richard Ong, Midnight Waltz
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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