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What’s in Issue 152

Novel The Galactics’ force globe throws Earth into confusion; however, discord also emerges in the Galactic Council itself. Meanwhile, the refugees on Starhell devise clever plans for survival while the mysterious Qwell’Na begin to make their presence known: euhal allen, The Bridge, III, chapter 1: Great Confusion, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Novellas The battle with puppetmaster Phillip ends in a Pyrrhic victory. Tamara and Alan talk of destinies: Michael J A Tyzuk, Tangled Threads, Tangled Strings, part 9; part 10.

Princess Rhiannon reaches Caer Dythal, her sister Queen Gwennan’s pleasant realm. Rhiannon’s reception is decidedly mixed: Rachel Parsons, I Still Wake From My Nightmares, part 2.
Serial New contributor Gracie Motley tells of two children in a haunted place: The Back Yard, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Kaolin Fire deals a hand of blackjack on an isolated world. The expression “to bust” takes on a new and dire meaning: Testing.

New contributor Patrick Kelly Morgan pulls a reverse twist on the legend about genies in bottles: Abstract Demons in pots of macaroni make you fulfill their wishes: Orange Julius.

New contributor Graciela Inés Tillard depicts an aimless office employee who takes anomie to its ultimate conclusion: The Hands.
Poetry New contributor Mark Bonica hopes to find his Muse while Looking for the Old Woman Who Plays Rummy.
Essay ‘Reality pays the price for narration to emerge. The process is called objectivization of reality’: Prakash Kona, Nameless in a Faceless City, part 5.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mark Bonica, Kaolin Fire, Patrick Morgan, Gracie Motley, and Graciéla Tillard.
The Critics’
Prakash Kona discusses A. R. Yngve’s “The Sins of Our Fathers”.
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Jim Butcher’s The Furies of Calderon.
Editorial Jerry Wright, In the Hands of Idiots
Don Webb, Out of Hand

In Times to Come

In issue 153

Novel: euhal allen, The Bridge III chapter 2 “Planning”
Michael J A Tyzuk, “Tangled Threads, Tangled Strings” conclusion
Rachel Parsons, “I Still Wake From My Nightmares” parts 3-4
Short stories:
new contributor Pedro Blas González, “Iwayu”
Gillian Marshall, “Bed Bugs”
Roberto Sanhueza, “For Your Eyes Only”
Prakash Kona, “Nameless in a Faceless City” conclusion
Steven Utley, “Psychoanalysis in America: the Violent Years”
Interview with Ásgrímur Hartmannsson
Danielle L. Parker, Fred Saberhagen’s Rogue Berserker
Jerry Wright, Ray Cattie’s Ard Righ

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