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What’s in Issue 508

Novel Lt. Dexter Zimski and his squad of commandos conduct a raid on a Dohani asteroid base. It may be one of the less futile operations in a stalemated interstellar war. They are surprised by someone — or something — who appears to be a 16-year old girl and yet also seems to be Dohani. They take her captive, and she is given the name “Jane.” And now the problem is to find out not so much who she is as what she is.
New contributor Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 1: Contact, part 1; part 2
Novella Erthelene is used to segregation in the state of Georgia in the 1940’s. But when she sees a white boy who lives next door to her is abused and abandoned, segregation doesn’t count: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, Chapter 1; Chapter 2.
New contributor Robert Earle introduces a retired government policy analyst who looks back on the major events between 2013 and 2033: Looking Back at What Lay Ahead, part 1; conclusion.

Gardar has made enemies and they are coming after him. But Gardar has a friend who will help him in his time of need: Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Flight Homewards, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Athol Daedulus, the 79th of his kind, undertakes a journey with some friends to find out who he and they really are: Danielle L. Parker, A Dream Within, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
In a slow apocalypse, what room is there for love? Julie Wornan, The Night.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, An Interview Without Coffee
New contributor Phil Barnes, Unrelated Events


Discussion Reflections at Epiphany
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Phil Barnes, Robert Earle, and Martin Kerharo.
Challenge Challenge 508: Biting Bugs
Special Challenges:
Editorial Don Webb, E-Publishing: Islands on the Net
The Reading
Jerry Guarino, 40 Slices of Pizza, excerpts
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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