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What’s in Issue 648

News This is the last regular issue of the year. Next week, we’ll bring you the Fourth Quarterly Review and, on December 28, the Annual Review. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 649 on January 4, 2016.
Novel Captain Diana is part of a task force planning to counter Cosmitics’ intrusion into the superworld. Dr. Weenie suspects higher powers are in play. On Europa, Cosmitics Finance Director Stuart Surof expects the intervention but is of several minds about what it all means and what actions he should take. He has extraordinary means at his disposal and, if he wishes, can use them all.
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 16: Everybody Is Looking for Janatone, part 2
Serial Who is Mud? Is he the magician that his originators were hoping for? Or is he something else? One thing seems clear: only Mud himself can decide.
J. P. Flores, Mud, part 5; conclusion
Short
Stories
New contributor Justin Haselden introduces a monk who causes Horii Makoto to question old beliefs about The Bodhisattva’s Blessings.

New contributor Ludmila Sharga brings hope to young Seryozha with an Angel at My Calling.
Flash
Fiction
Molly is a sweet, loveable doggie as long as she’s with her partner, Sergeant Kaminski: Gary Clifton, Mission Concluded

When it comes time to take a rest, you want to make sure it’s comfortable: Charles C. Cole, Near Isleboro.
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Moving Waters
Gary Inbinder, De Brevitate Vitae

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Yuri Bunchik, Justin Haselden and Ludmila Sharga.
The Critics’
Corner
    Floozman in Space at Year’s End
  1. Gary Inbinder, Joe Dasein’s Quest
  2. Bill Bowler, Reading Floozman in Space
  3. Bertrand Cayzac, The Floozman Discussion
Challenge Challenge 648 debates the significance of Stepping on the Line.
The Art
Gallery
Daniel Ayles, Stained Glass

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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