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What’s in Issue 897

Novel When it comes time to make a decision, what does a coin toss tell you?
Jef Coburn, Jade
Chapter 6: Everybody Fights
Chapter 7: The Toss of a Coin, conclusion
Novella Richard tells Dr. Patel about his symptoms: headaches, dizziness, memory gaps... And oh yes, there’s that other guy, Ricky: Brian Clark, That Other Guy, chapter 9.
Serial Jarl Bromin, Captain Shirvold and Therabine lead an army against the castle of a tyrannical witch. In a land of illusion, who can know who wins? Ralph Benton, Visions of Glory, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Paula Keane raises a question: at what point in the transition from human being to android does one cease to be alive? Clockwork Hearts.

New contributor Neesha Niaz has young June break a taboo by touching her late grandfather’s hand. He puts her in touch with someone she’s never known: The Finishing Touch, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
The accidental death of an old pet may seem sad but natural to its owners, and yet it may leave a stranger inconsolable: Charles C. Cole, Gomer.
Poetry Richard Stevenson, Shelbyville Swamp Monster


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Paula Keane and Neesha Niaz.
Challenge Challenge 897 notes that when a character stands outside a story, everything in the story is Predestined.
The Reading
Danko Antolovic, The Demiurge excerpt
The Art
John Eric Ellison, Subliminal

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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