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What’s in Issue 865

Novels Yegor comes to visit Igor, whose opulence betrays personal loss and societal strains.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 28: Dvadtsat’ Vosem’

The Cygnians, a prey species, are reluctant to welcome carnivorous humans. A well-spoken Senator among the visitors manages to smooth the way, at least for a while.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 24: Bourbonnais to the Rescue, part 1; part 2
Novella Logan faces down a huge serpent in the desert while his adversaries make plans: Arthur Davis, The Morland Basking Plain Chapter 2: The Slave Markets of Ultar, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Matthew Tenwick maintains that laughter can have the last laugh on The Laughless.

New contributor Gregory Thompson shows how lonely a life sentence can be, even when it’s time for Release: A Miner’s Sentence Ends, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Two children and their father confront the pain of a family break-up: Charles C. Cole, Will the Real Adult Please Stand Up?
Poetry Karin S. Heigl, At the Bottom of the Soul Ocean
Meg Smith, Ocean of Shadows


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Matthew Tenwick and Gregory Thompson.
Challenge Challenge 865 decries sentences Unfitting the Crime.
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Social Distancing Rave

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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