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What’s in Issue 863

Novels Yegor has served as a hit man for some members of the “Our Own” society. Even he is appalled by the film being shown, but the others seem to like it.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 26: Dvadtsat’ Shest’

A group of thirty Earthlings visit Tertia and meet many different species of space aliens. They all share the same environment but not the same customs.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 22: A Junket to Tertia, part 1; part 2
Novella The EarthTours agent and Mr. Smith meet Miss Smith in Montana. The space aliens have different viewpoints, and Miss Smith’s ability to communicate with cattle promises to complicate matters even further: J. H. Malone, Roundup, part 5; conclusion.
Sometimes one needs to consult a specialist in order to see the obvious: Jeffrey Greene, The Wrong Coat, part 1; conclusion.

Gus has a bad case of unrequited love for Caitlin. How about a love potion?! Okay, but read the label carefully: Tom Hooker Vino Diaboli.

New contributor Dan Sexton-Riley introduces Dr. Eve, a special kind of guardian angel who knows how to repair The Skein of a Life, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Douglas Young, How I Wish...

Boris Kokotov, For My Brother


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Dan Sexton-Riley.
Challenge Challenge 863 finds that some beverages are potions while Some Are Wine.
The Reading
Edward Ahern, Dirty-Handed Graspings excerpt
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Android Rebellion

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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