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What’s in Issue 469

Novel The new carrier beam allows rescue missions to reach Earth. The development of the Starhell colony proceeds apace. Meanwhile, Cyr informs Katia that her health has become precarious:
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 4: Pushing Outward, part 1; part 2
Novella In a display of power, the Shepherd brushes Lyla aside and condemns Omar to a public execution. But he reckons without the determination of Omar’s friends:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 10: The End of the Beginning, conclusion
New contributor Shai Afsai introduces Ganzenberg, a man whose only ambition is to watch over the dead and perform the sacred rituals. A visitation from the late Mr. Katz gives him quite a start and food for thought: The Shomer, parts 1-5; parts 6-8.

In a futuristic battle, temporary memory loss can lead to strange confusions of identity: Scott D. Coon, Heroes of the Hydra, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Stealing a spaceship can cause trouble, but a young stowaway may multiply the trouble beyond all recognition: Margaret Karmazin, A Sighting on the Blind Side, part 1; conclusion.
One does not want to get on Julia’s bad side! Charles C. Cole, Julia’s Hellmark Card.

The answer seems to be yes — after a fashion: Phillip Donnelly, Can Websites Commit Suicide?.
Poetry John Grey, The Man Waiting for Someone in the Park
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Abduction
Mariah Sells, A Girl Reciting Sylvia Plath
John Stocks, Masada


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Shai Afsai.
Discussion Bewildering Stories discusses Loose Ends, with David J. Rank.
Challenge Challenge 486 Response discusses Satire in ‘Moral Turp’ with Karen B. Kaplan.

Challenge 469 appeals O Flight, Suspend Thy Time.
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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