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What’s in Issue 407

Drama Wynfield and Diana banter as Hugo slowly regains consciousness: Marina J. Neary, Hugo in London, scene 5; scene 6.
Novella The scene shifts abruptly from the post-war Soviet Union to outer space, where explorers discover an abandonded spaceship — and Nadezhda’s name: Kir Bulychev, Half a Life, chapter 2.
Remember the old saying that the light at end end of the tunnel is an approaching train? Private Investigator Quint Dallas finds he’ll need more than money to escape the clutches of Vlad II Dracul: Gregory W. Ellis, The Light of an Oncoming Train, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Age may bring regrets that youth has yet to know: Gary Inbinder, Mr. Eisenstein’s Holiday, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Morris Jacks brings a haunted box aboard ship. Do not inspect the cargo; that would be very unwise: Grin, Grimlyn Grim, part 1; conclusion.
A grizzled geezer teaches a young genius how to survive in the desert — by giving a leaky radiator a hearty breakfast: Oonah V. Joslin, The Fittest.
Poetry New contributor Ashok Rajamani, He Was the Drunken Geisha Who Found the Golden Diamond
John Stocks, Seven Acts of Mercy: House Clearance
Anna Ruiz, The Long Division of Hummingbirds


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Morris Jacks and Ashok Rajamani.
Challenge Challenge 407 If It Weren’t for Bad Luck...
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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