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What’s in Issue 415

Novel The police arrest Jonas on suspicion of suspicious behavior. But they discover that Jonas is officially non-existent. Making the charge stick seems to be more trouble than it’s worth. Jonas has a friend who may be able to help him get a job working for cash.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 3
Novella Capt. Jim Blunt is given his official orders. Now he has to let the minions of the Death King find him. They do, in a casino. Once again, Blunt has to plan and act quickly to gain the upper hand.
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 4; chapter 5
New contributor Kevin Bennett introduces the mysterious Guru and his retinue. The Guru makes his cameraman, Keith, an offer Keith can’t accept: The Keith Papers, part 1; conclusion.

What if the skin cells people shed gathered together to form clones? James A. Ford, Changelings.

New contributor Bruce Memblatt introduces Madeline, a hairdresser who accidentally disfisgures a beauty queen: A Cut Above the Rest.

How do the gods feel when Aldous makes a Faustian bargain? Slawomir Rapala, The Loneliest of Gods, part 1; conlusion.
New contributor Amy Locke depicts a dream sequence in which visitors experience curiosity and frustration in a natural history museum: Unlost.
New contributor Sari Krosinsky records a message of farewell to the elder gods: Leaving Mithra.
J. B. Hogan, Last Contact


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kevin Bennett, Sari Krosinsky, Amy Locke, and Bruce Memblatt.
Challenge Challenge 415: Put Those Scissors Down, Babe
Letters Arnold Hollander, Breveries?
The Reading
David Redd reviews Eric C. Williams, For Mona
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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