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What’s in Issue 190

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Novel Edgar rescues Eleanor, but she falls deathly ill. Edgar’s fortunes take a decided turn for the worse: Edgar and his brother Henry meet their long-lost father and then are abducted by the Helvetian Society: Jack Alcott, Grim Legion, part 16; part 17; part 18.
Serial The story of millennia-old Athanasios is a matter of life and death to both himself and Aezubah. But how can either of them overcome the nameless demon? Slawomir Rapala, Athanasios, part 3; conclusion.
L.J.P. escorts Sabrina on an evening out in grand style. He discovers that she’s even more remarkable than he knew. But can’t he just enjoy a normal day for once? Of course not: Clyde Andrews, Sabrina’s Wish, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Perseus is summoned to rescue Andromeda from the sea serpents. That’s the least of his worries: when Cassiopeia gets mad at him, he’ll have to fumble furiously to protect himself: Tala Bar, What’s Up, Perseus?

New contributor Mike Coombes has a character whose Maggie seems to be worth falling for — over and over again: Falling for Maggie.

When the worst of Earth has been exported to Mars, the best may be found in a virtual fair: Colin P. Davies, A Touch of Earth, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Steve Douglas might have Mr. Rogers singing ‘It’s a calamitous day in the neighborhood’; and yet something goes right when a Hero Cop Saves Cat.

If you could see not only ghosts but their past lives, how might you best use your knowledge? Jeffrey J. Lyons, Shadow Images.
What’s sauce for the goose is not necessarily sauce for the gander: Charles Richard Laing, The New Shampoo.
Poetry New contributor Bob Church, I Keep Hopin’
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, The Fate of the Sun
Mary B. McArdle, Tidal Moon


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bob Church, Mike Coombes, and Steve Douglas.
The Critics’
Carmen Ruggero writes about “’Tis the Season”
Challenge Carmen Ruggero answers Challenge 189.
Challenge 190 asks you to please Pass the Popcorn.
Letters Kevin Ahearn writes about The Gap Between “Us” and “Them”
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Janine Cross, Touched by Venom.
Jerry Wright reviews Amanda Hemingway, The Sword of Straw.
Editorials Jerry Wright, Of Anthologies and Audio Files
Don Webb, Which Are Your Favorites?

Bewildering Stories News

Contest 2: The Results are available.

Anthology 1: A link to the First Bewildering Stories Anthology is available in the menu column on the home page.

Audio: Oral versions of Bewildering Stories are rapidly being added to our mp3 directory. We now have a link to Bewildering Stories in Audio in our home page menu and in our pages’ menu bar. Our first sound files, as we go to press:

Map: Bob Sellers has created a map for Bewildering Stories’ contributors, editors and readers at The map site not only shows locations, it’s loaded with all sorts of extras as well.

Links: We now have link exchanges with Planet Magazine,,, and Rachelle Arlin Credo.

Randomly selected Bewildering motto

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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