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What’s in Issue 419

Novel Jonas makes another futile visit to the Personal Information Protection Bureau. The staff is beginning to get accustomed to him even though he doesn’t officially exist. Jonas whiles away the time listening to the radio and watching TV while waiting to make his clandestine deliveries.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 7
Novella Capain. Blunt, equipped with a self-destruct implant, confronts Thanatos in the drug king’s lair.
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 11; chapter 12, conclusion
Serial The Sheriff shoots at the strange ‘thang’ in the cornfield but misses. Roxy shoots and hits it, with alarming results: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 11.
New contributor Antonino Fazio introduces a space alien who replays Jonah’s memory of his proposal to Connie: Jonah’s Memories on a Slippery Ground, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Heather Kuehl sends Dalamar and Amethyst to investigate a demon’s pyramid scheme: Dalamar’s Quest.

Henry is a derelict, and his ex-wife wants his paintings for reasons of her own: Leonard Schlenz, Starry Nights, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Clara Williams imagines a pocket watch that can stop time. It’s always a good idea to have a backup handy, if you can: Chronos, part 1; conclusion.
Marmaduke and the lioness Sheba share a lonely existence in a traveling circus: Ron Van Sweringen, The Grandest Show on Earth.
Poetry Bill Bowler, Songs of the Lovelorn Poet
J. B. Hogan, Mushroom Visions


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Antonino Fazio, Heather Kuehl, and Clara Williams.
Challenge Challenge 419 unpunctuates Stop Watch.
The Reading
Marina J. Neary, Brendan Malone excerpt
The Art
Üzeyir Lokman Çaycı, Dog in a Purple Moon
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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