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What’s in Issue 506

New contributor Chris Bailey makes his characters choose either to continue what they’re used to doing or change and try to avoid The Reckoning, part 1; conclusion.

A crotchety old man sent to a hospice says he wants physical displays of love. That is what he gets but not as he expects. And he gets something far more important besides: Jack Bragen, Mr. Washburn’s Last Resort, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Arthur Davis revives the classic fable in a prose epic that says something about the difference between animals and human beings: I Have Become the Leopard, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Early contributor John G. Hancock has the mythological three-headed dog ask an unusual question. If you had to choose a place in Hell, what would it be? Cerberus.
If literary criticism is automated, what will happen to literacy? David Barber, Off Line.

A murderer goes on the lam, but he can’t really escape: Sarah Ann Watts, Spilt Life.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, October Tones
B. Z. Niditch, Impromptu


News Duotrope Interviews Bewildering Stories
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chris Bailey, Arthur Davis, and John Gregory Hancock.
Challenge Challenge 506 is wary of Ticking Off the Clock.
The Reading
David K. Scholes, Essential Readings in Science Fiction, excerpt
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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