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What’s in Issue 448

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Novel Donas plans to flee with Mak and Rani into the wilderness. Her decision is based on Nakoma’s manipulation, and she hasn’t realized yet that she has nowhere to go: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella New contributor Richard M. Smith introduces extraterrestrials whose planet is approaching Earth — and doom: A Bridge to Earth, chapter 1.
Serials New contributor Dan Reed shows how a crusty old space pilot might rescue — against his better judgment — two young brothers tangling with an interplanetary oligarch: Boys from the Neighborhood, part 1; part 2.

New contributor Christine E. Schulze brings together a delicate maiden and a djinn: One Thousand and One Maidens, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Scott D. Coon introduces Krieger, a bomber pilot who discovers and rescues a little girl who laughs just like his bombs: The Laughing Bombs, part 1; conclusion.

What if the invisible man were the result of a series of experiments? What indignities might the experimenter suffer? Marina J. Neary, My Salieri Complex, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
However one may look at it or think about it, it is what’s up top that counts: Sandra Crook, A Bit More Up Top.

Some old rituals remain the same regardless of place or language: LaVerne Zocco, I Was in the Neighborhood.
Poetry Thomas F. Wylie, Recollections
Allison Grayhurst, Childhood Cracked


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Scott D. Coon, Dan Reed, Christine E. Schulze, and Richard M. Smith.
Editorial Don Webb examines pitfalls in Promotion: Three Case Studies.
The Photo
Bill and Don in Toronto
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

Bewildering Stories News

Serials: Both of the serials — “The Boys from the Neighborhood” and “One Thousand and One Maidens” — are complete on line as of this issue. Follow the “proceed” links or the links in the tables of contents.

Book review: If you might be interested in reviewing Joe R. Lansdale’s Edge of Dark Water — apparently a crime novel — please feel free to contact Mr. Lansdale’s publicist, Tina Hall. Note: Bewildering Stories can consider reviews submitted by veteran contributors only.

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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