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What’s in Issue 193

Novel Lt. Robert E. Lee duels with Lt. John Gant; Edgar Allan Poe learns the Helvetians’ dark secrets; and Henry leaves his brother Edgar a note of victory: Jack Alcott, Grim Legion, part 24; part 25; conclusion.
Serial Aezubah goes with his friend N’Cton to purchase the malevolent shrunken heads from the Shaori. The price will be exorbitant: Slawomir Rapala, Headhunters of Argaron, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Abbey Bradley weaves a murder mystery complicated by psychiatry and mysterious identities in The Accident.

Youthful visions of beauty, though eradicated by disaster, may return in old age: Jeff Brown, Wild Horses, part 1; conclusion.

A letter that H. P. Lovecraft might have written to the young August Derleth: Alan Jackson, Al-Azif, part 1; conclusion

Miss Geraldine and Miss Amanda have a detective’s eagle eye for untoward happenings in their neighborhood, and they even have their own K-9 corps for trusty assistance: Mary B. McArdle, Desiree and the Spinster Sisters.

“Witch” and “fallen woman” are words to conjure with in a traditional society, but the reality behind them may be very surprising indeed: Seth Mullins, Suffer a Witch to Live, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Doug Pugh consoles an unhappy threesome who are sitting on a park bench: A Walk in the Park.
New contributor Brad Andrews foresees a situation where even the most steadfastly loyal tactical computer might ask for a lot of explanations: The Bugs Bunny Effect.

New contributor Edward Stanford shows how fascination with creativity might lead one to overlook the peasants with torches at the door: Crafting a Smile.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, Detour
Prakash Kona, Lila, part 1; conclusion
Anna Ruiz, Sometimes Some Times
Essay New contributor Amanda K. DeBord writes a narrative essay about obsessive-compulsive behavior. Only part of it is fiction. Which part? If You Pick at It, It Will Never Heal.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Abbey Bradley, Amanda K. DeBord, Doug Pugh, and Edward Stanford.
Challenge Challenge 193 orders the company Present Arms and Rifle Salute!
Letters Jack Alcott writes about The Poe House in Philadelphia.
Prakash Kona writes about Organizing Principles.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Karen Hancock, Arena.
Jerry Wright reviews Ken McLeod, Newton’s Wake.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Anthology Stuff

Bewildering Stories News

Audio: S. Michael Leier’s “A Change in the Wind” has been added to our Audio index.

Publication: Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s “Soldiers by Night,” in issue 188, has been selected for Fish-End Press’s DeadLetters, number 2.2. Congratulations, Juleigh!

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