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What’s in Issue 474

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Novel A stroke of bad luck stops the fleeing bank robbers in their tracks. Luc does some quick thinking, and Arthur has to take on another unwelcome responsibility.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book I: Self Above All
Chapter 5: Slight Change of Plan, part 1; part 2; part 3
Serials Ellie King is welcomed to Moscow by Katya and Mariya Petrovna. Ellie accompanies Katya on a visit to a nursing home. The memory of Grisha hovers between them.
Maria Kontak, A Very Convenient Affair, part 3

A couple abducted by space aliens have something very human to talk about.
Charles C. Cole, The Abduction Chronicles
New contributor Jerome Brooke introduces the Lord Hunter of the West March, who seeks a favor from the Lady Vixen. She guarantees him success, but he will pay dearly for it: Wise Woman.

Sometimes notalgic memories of simpler times are not all they seem to be: Blaise Marcoux, Strike the Set.

New contributor David Scholes cautions against believing all that space aliens say, epecially the so-called authorities: Trath.
A wandering cat is lucky to have friends when surrounded by snakes and gators: Ron Van Sweringen, Malcolm Goes Missing.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, Echoes of Lisbon
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Story of Us
Oonah V. Joslin, The Angry Sun


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes David Scholes.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Robert Branca.
Challenge Challenge 474 exclaims Boa’s Howdy.
The Art
Iris Brinkborg, Green Planet — Grön Planet
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Bewildering Stories News

Interviews: Associate Editor interview synopsis
Bewildering Stories is a big operation, as our Information page shows. Our Associate Editors are an elite group. Their critiques of submissions not only make Bewildering Stories possible, they are essential to making it the best it can be. The Associate Editors necessarily work anonymously, “behind the scenes.” Now we express our appreciation to them with a series of personal interviews.

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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