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What’s in Issue 189

The Second Bewildering Stories Contest is now closed. The results will be announced in the Contest index as soon as they become official.
Novel Edgar Allan Poe goes to meet Eleanor but she is kidnapped. Poe warns the West Point commandant of a plot against the foundry; its guard is reinforced under the command an outstanding soldier from Virginia — Lt. Robert E. Lee: Jack Alcott, Grim Legion, part 13; part 14; part 15.
Serial The immortal Athanasios is summoned by a nameless demon to slay General Aezubah: Slawomir Rapala, Athanasios, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Martin Green shows what evil may come from losing one’s Temper.

Whatever the smoking man may be, you do not want to meet him again: Doug Hiser, Shrike.

Manu is his twin bother’s keeper as much as he is his own: Hareendran Kallinkeel, Ghastly Reflections.

At Bewildering Stories it is the season, all the time: S. Michael Leier, Skull Hunter, ’Tis the Season, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Shawn M. White takes an aging hunter on his last quest for the Shadrack and a bowl of hot stew: The Hunt.
What might be the price of even virtual immortality? Jörn Grote, Computing Like Gods.

New contributor Kris Saknussemm takes us to a studio where a nightmare is being filmed: War Dream.
Poetry New contributor Ann Hawfield, Higher Cause
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, Games Ghosts Play
Carmen Ruggero, When Old Children Cry | The Muse and the Pain
New contributor Anna Ruiz, Death Takes a Holiday


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Martin Green, Ann Hawfield, Kris Saknussemm, and Gloria Watts.
The Critics’
Robert L. Sellers, Jr., Writing Sentences
New contributor Gloria Watts, The Art of Flash Fiction
Challenge Challenge 189 bets you can’t Explain This.
Letters Clyde Andrews writes about Favorites from issues 176-188.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Patricia A. McKillip, Od Magic.
Jerry Wright reviews Kage Baker, The Life of the World to Come.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Last-Minute Frenzies

Bewildering Stories News

The editors of Bewildering Stories express their gratitude to John Gilbert, founder of for his very kind review of our website. We consider it a gesture of collegiality in the best sense of the term. We are happy to add to our Links page in the record time of instantaneous. (How did we ever miss it?!)

New Art: C. Meton has contributed a painting, “Alien Planet,” to The Art Gallery. A. R. Yngve has sent us a red and white logo that we’ve added to our collection.

Mail bounces: E-mail is undeliverable to Anna Ruiz and Shawn M. White.

Randomly selected Bewildering motto

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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