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What’s in Issue 413

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Novel Jonas’ nightmare gives him an ominous premonition about his fate. Identity theft is a serious crime in today’s world. What happens when the government perpetrates it? Jonas is about to find out.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 1
Novella Jim Blunt, a kind of knight errant on the edge the galaxy, is recruited for a fearful mission: he must ‘take down’ the most powerful drug lord in human — and non-human — space.
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 1; chapter 2
Serials Thandie’s mother Mari is a television reporter beloved by her viewers. Expiring with a slow and painful disease, she shows her love for her daughter as best she knows how. But Thandie has a question: where does she fit into her mother’s legacy? Eric J. Kregel, She Shall Live On, part 1; part 2.

Jason Oakleigh has a vision of a lost soul walled up in an abandoned structure. He and his friend Jo-Jo Barr have to find out who it is and what the vision means: David Price, The Hidey Hole, parts I-III; part IV.
A young girl joins her mother in a long goodbye in 19th-century Berlin: Diana Pollin, L’Embarquement pour Cythère, part 1; part 2, conclusion.

New contributor Brandon Whited, ‘A change in the number of the year, an addition to the number of our individual age. Both numbers adding up to one sum. For the age of time itself, who knows what the final tally will be?’ Old Year Out.
Do you think deals with the Devil are dangerous? Try making one with an angel toting a high-powered rifle: Lewayne L. White, Negotiatus.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Reduced Acuity
Oonah V. Joslin, The Cost of Cleaning Up
Essay Some larger than life figures are a lot easier to read about than they were to live with: Marina J. Neary, Hugh O’Neill: a Provocateur of Fate.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bewildering Stories welcomes Brandon Whited.
Discussion Richard Ong and Don Webb, Time Travel, part 2
The Photo
Richard Ong, Lunar Eclipse
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Bewildering Stories News

Migration: Bewildering Stories has had to move to a new server. Our publisher, Jerry Wright, has been busy giving the new server extensive maintenance. We hope we can avoid interruptions. We are in the market for a mirror site, but Bewildering Stories has a big database and suitable hosts are not easy to find.

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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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