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What’s in Issue 517

Novel Jane has a new device that enables her to converse orally. Now she can go to school. She and Dexter share memories of earlier years, but Jane’s origin remains a mystery.
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 12: Progression
What if Earth were invaded by chickens from outer space? What’s the best response? A cordon bleu chef! Sam Bellotto Jr., Today’s Special, part 1; conclusion.

Don’t hunt out of season, and don’t fire blind. And don’t think rules are made for other people: Terry Hamel, Spirit of Orion.

New contributor Nabeela M. Rehman depicts a cockroach infestation in a laboratory. Manny the Bug Whisperer may help, but he can’t solve problems of unrequited love: Love and Pestilence, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Heather Frederick reports a mother-daughter conversation in a world where females have anti-aging but men do not. All the more reason, then, for them to have The Talk.
Poetry Jason C. Ford, Looking Back
New contributor Traci Winston, Renee
New contributor Tendai R. Mwanaka, In This Sea


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Heather Frederick, Tendai R. Mwanaka, Nabeela M. Rehman, and Traci Winston.
Challenge Challenge 516 Response: Martin Kerharo, Diplomacy

Challenge 517: If All the Men Were Transported
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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