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What’s in Issue 556

News Your Managing Editor will be traveling from Saturday 18 to Friday 24 January. I expect to be able to put issues 557 and 558 on line in time, but e-mail contact will be sporadic at best for a while. Please be patient.
Novel Brooks may not be able to sing or play the piano well, but give him a tuxedo and cane and he can really put on a show.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 19: I’m Not Nuts, part 1; part 2; part 3
Serial Despite the gunfire and car chases, Biotec manages to continue its mysterious operations: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Working People, part 3; conclusion.
Is there nothing so bad it can’t get better... or worse? Jason provides comfort enough to his ailing former schoolmate, Phoebe: David Brookes, Jason’s Solution, part 1; part 2, conclusion.

New contributor Abbigail N. Rosewood introduces Cory and Elaine, who apply Alexandro’s remedy for The Letum Drive, part 1; conclusion.
Good luck is bad luck, and bad luck is good.
Place no bets where Tom has stood.
Jo Wharton Heath, As Luck Would Have It
Poetry Robert J. Meindl, Sea Geese
Michael Amitin, Marooned Bells
Channie Greenberg, About Those Codfish
Essay Is mankind superior to lower forms of life? Take your time; don’t answer hastily: Kumaar Pradhan, Black Pal.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Abbigail N. Rosewood.
Challenge Challenge 555 Response dishes up Cold Comfort.
Challenge 556 asks How to Here from There?
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Lydia Crichton, Grains of Truth.
Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan
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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