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What’s in Issue 862

Novels Yegor meets some of the glitterati at a film session. Their wealth and fame have sources that are sometimes ironic.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 25: Dvadtsat’ Pyat’

Earthlings are not the only ones who have a faction claiming, “The space aliens have come to eat us!”
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Novella Mr. Smith and the EarthTours agent ride out on the Montana prairie in search of Ms. Smith. She finds them: J. H. Malone, Roundup, part 3; part 4.
Serial Leuctra’s and Meredith’s score may remain unsettled, but Jimmy and Riley strike up a new friendship: Max Christopher, The Battles of Leuctra, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor John Rossi shows how selective amnesia can pay off for Big Dan at Work and at Home, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Limousine driver Red Lux is a secret agent. He is also a talkative sort and fond of hip patter. His passenger, Lemon Lemone, has come to listen: John R. Taylor, Here You Go.

New contributor Mark R. Vickers brings Caleb Edwards to a psychiatrist’s office, where he tells of his experiences in The River of Long Shadows, part 1; conclusion.
Frankie is not nearly twenty, nor is his pay, but the young boxer is more than a match for courage in his down-and-out neighborhood in 1954: Gary Clifton, Not Quite Twenty.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Lizzie Siddal


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Mark R. Vickers.
The Art
Richard Ong, Power Amplifier

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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