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What’s in Issue 867

Novels Yegor debates fiercely with himself about his motives for finding Crybaby. But a phone call from Igor throws an entirely new light on his quandary.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 30: Tridtsat’

The Earthling tourists divide into two groups, one of which is treated to the spectacle of a gory death match between two Arcturans. It all seems to end well, but then something really goes wrong.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 26: At the Fights, part 1; part 2
Novella Marcos Xzen and his troops discover that their numbers may not count for as much as they hoped against the serpents of the desert.
Arthur Davis, The Morland Basking Plain
Chapter 4: Marcos Xzen
Serial Grimgottlir battles to the end in his quest to honor his brother Brokki.
Richard Dillio, Brokki’s Burial, part 3; conclusion
In the dark underworld of Galveston, Private Investigator Dave Kratzert has to play fast and loose with his identity in order to solve a case of abduction and reap his rewards: Gary Clifton, Under the San Luis Bridge, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Liane Gabora brings together a group of friends who form a network of light while playing a game of Truth or Dare, part 1; conclusion.

Treasure is not only where you find it, it can also be what you make of it: James Rumpel, Earth Treasure, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry New contributor Saarthak Haldar, Awakening of Soul
Meg Smith, Blue Fissure

Bewildering Stories moves Heaven and Hell to answer the recurrent scheduling question: When?


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Liana Gabora and Saarthak Haldar.
Challenge Challenge 867 finds that derring-do sometimes involves Daring Don’t.
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Six O’Clock News

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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