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What’s in Issue 478

Novel Arthur Narone was determined to write a story about whatever happened to him after he left prison. And here, he tells us himself, it is. But it’s also clear that he was back in jail when he started to write it. So we revisit Arthur’s first few hours of freedom from his point of view.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Foreword (De Profundis)
Chapter 1: Watching the Detectives, part 1; part 2
Serials Kyto’s Lord warns him against Lady Luna and the Espers: Roland Allnach, Conquest’s End, part 2.

Nenchek and Jolene Harris question Micky about his persistent nightmare:
Charles C. Cole, The Abduction Chronicles
Augusta always looked up to Anna and never suspected foul play in the death of their friend Billy: Bertil Falk, Mind the Gap, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Nemo and some Kafka avatars confer over coffee. Sometimes people can be so aggravating you just want to nuke ’em: Gary Inbinder, Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Jason Sturner depicts a small world from an unusual point of view: Penumbra.
Poetry Colin W. Campbell, Pantoums From Borneo
New contributor Billy Harfosh, Pilar’s Poem
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Present Tense


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Billy Harfosh and Jason Sturner.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Tim Simmons.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Brand Names and Cultural References.
Challenge 476 Response: Johanna Miklós on Angel Zapata’s “Carrion Folk”
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews A. A. Merritt, The Ship of Ishtar.
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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