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What’s in Issue 536

Novel Richard prepares to tell Erik what happened to Erik’s brother: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 7.
Being lost in the woods at night can be a little scary, but it may offer a chance to acquire a new mode of perception: Jewel B. Davis, The Bullfrog’s Vision.

New contributor Kelly H. Shackelford takes a family out to look for the Big Pumpkin at Halloween. They find more than they bargained for: The Demon, the Witch and the Pumpkin.

New contributor Ross Smeltzer introduces two painters who argue about the mystical experience of painting nature: The Landscape, part 1; conclusion.

An entrepreneur hatches a bizarre scheme to flee his creditors, but he trusts too much someone who does not trust him at all: Owen Traylor, Lie Pill, Death Pill.
Aliens are supposedly not very bright, but one, at least, knows how to cheat at a friendly game of chess: Colin W. Campbell, Playing Chess with an Alien,

Tyra and Buck have a hot time in a small-town bar in the early 1950’s: Ron Van Sweringen, Saturday Night at Willie’s Bar and Grill.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Altercation at Supper
New contributor Eric Otto, The Next Fifties


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Eric Otto, Kelly H. Shackelford, and Ross Smeltzer.
Challenge Challenge 536 joins a Zombie Jamboree.
Editorial Don Webb zooms down multiple Speedways to Literary Oblivion.
At the
Richard Ong, A.R.C. Angel Kalina : film
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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