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What’s in Issue 545

Novel Ivory Burch has lost a leg after his escape from a prison camp in the Philippines and now must undergo several operations. How will he react when he wakes and sees that Henry Akita has been assigned to his case? Henry does not want to find out:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 3: Wait and See
Chapter 4: Anrui
New contributor Neil Armstrong introduces Jacob, a lad who discovers that an ancient entity can give him super-powers just when he needs them most: The Golden Tears, part 1; conclusion.

What’s the point of victory when there is no vanquished? Charles C. Cole, The Last Victory.

An art historian and a musician are imprisoned underground by mysterious beings: Margaret Karmazin, Why You Haven’t Heard From Me, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Prometheus has served out his sentence; now he risks reoffending on another world, but for different reasons than the first time: Yuliya Klochan, World on Fire.
Drama New contributor Rick Deitrick portrays a telephone conversation stripped of every shred of pretense and hypocrisy: The Cold Call.
Poetry B. Z. Niditch, Moscow Never Sleeps
Jason C. Ford, A Path Into the Raging Water


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Neil Armstrong and Rick Deitrick.
Challenge Challenge 544 Response: A Structural Solution to a Punctuation Problem
Challenge 545 reports the News from Under- and Overground.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews D. Alexander Ward, After the Fire.
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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