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What’s in Issue 509

Novel The commando raid on the Dohani base has gone off without a hitch. The soldiers bring back a strange captive, a 16-year old human girl who has Dohani eyes — and that’s when the real battle starts. Stranger still, she seems to be trying to send a message to Lt. Zimski:
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 2: Battle, part 1; part 2
Novella Little Billy Joe has lost his mother in a traffic accident and his father has disappeared. Erthelene takes him to live with her in a remote, abandoned cabin belonging to her sister Cordella: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 3; chapter 4.
Edward Ahern retells the fairy tale of Sadko and Volkhov, his pretty little river: Sadko.

New contributor Nina Pratt has Bo and Max move into an abandoned apartment, where they discover the body of a dead artist under the floor. He will have a strange effect on Bo’s feelings about herself: The Dead Artist.

New contributor Gary Smothers introduces a would-be writer who will have to learn how to deal with rejection that comes in more ways than one: Tom Ford, the Girl and Rejection, part 1; conclusion.
In solitary, the days are long, very long: Rob Crandall, In the Hole.
Poetry Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Over Stones
B. Z. Niditch, Morning Music
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Melting Pot


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nina Pratt and Gary Smothers.
Challenge Challenge Responses:
435: Jerry Guarino, Coq-a-Doodle-Do
508: Bertil Falk, Einar’s Fate
Challenge 509: A Hole in None
Letter David Redd, E-Publishing and Hardcopy
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker, John C. Wright, Count to a Trillion
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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