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What’s in Issue 534

Novel Erik stalls the enemy fleet by means of virtual sabotage: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 4.
New contributor Sophia Boettcher demonstrates the consequences of relying on media that may be social but is not very bright: Killer App.

The task of the shadow walkers is ‘to soften the pitiless clarity of the day with the soothing mystery of the night’: Elana Gomel, The Emissary of Shadows, part 1; conclusion.

In a post-apocalyptic dark age, an isolated colony tries to keep alive the remnants of civilization and technology. The task is daunting and calls for compromises: Bill Kowaleski, Critical Mass. part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor C. E. Gee depicts a Mars that Ray Bradbury never quite imagined: Souled Out.
Poetry New contributor Piyush Pandey, Why Farewell Comes First
New contributor Darrell Carter, The Name That Lives
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Easter Eve


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sophia Boettcher, C. E. Gee and Piyush Pandey.
Challenge Challenge 534 A Canticle for Argos
The Reading
Tendai R. Mwanaka, Zimbabwe: the Blame Game, 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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