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What’s in Issue 198

Novel Before Phydo and Thomm ever meet, Rover and Mufftin lay the groundwork for a Katt-Dawg alliance with judicious intelligence-gathering and bravery: Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs: Outcast, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Novella New contributor Bryce V. Giroux begins a story set in an ancient Celtic-like culture where strange invaders are mistaken for the old gods: Shadows of Forever, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Is it in a dream that Sarah warns Alan that his fears are correct and that the hospital is not what it seems to be? And who is Sarah, anyway? John Hawfield, A Minor Fear, part 1; conclusion.

When Stephen White goes rock-collecting in the desert, he meets berserkers with captive “rebcits,” one of whom mentions a mysterious “Outworld.”: J. B. Hogan, Outworld, part 1; conclusion.

Roger meets Miriam in the enchanted forest of Broceliande, which may be real or a state of mind — or both: Jussi Melartin, Thoughts of Myrddin Emrys, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Corey Mesler introduces Dr. Alejandro, who invents a time-stopping gun. It works! Okay, push the “restart” button. Uh-oh... The Alejandro Ray.

What happens to chancellors — and, who knows, perhaps even deans — when they retire? Do they really want to know? Mark Spencer, The Chancellor’s Last Day.

What will Paula do with a space-alien weapon that is in Earth orbit and is attuned to her every thought? She does have an old score to settle... E. S. Strout, Cold Light, part 1; conclusion.
Who’s afraid of “Ginny,” who says she’s not a Woolf? Her caretaker is, and she can take only so much: Caroline Davies, All That Summer She Was Mad.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, Sun-Ripened Soup
Anna Ruiz, Onions
New contributor John Stocks, Alicia’s Diary


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bryce V. Giroux, Jussi Melartin, Corey Mesler, and John Stocks.
The Critics’
“Between Science Fiction and Fantasy”: discussions with Tala Bar and Rachel Parsons
“Rejections”: discussions with Bill Bowler and Bob Sorensen
Letters A contributor writes about Rejections.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Timothy Zahn, The Green and the Gray.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Fighting with Bureaucracy
Randomly selected Bewildering motto

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Photo Quiz

Like last week’s photo quiz, this issue’s quiz has a theme. The Bewildering Stories’ 15 Seconds of Fame Award (spread out over a whole week in issue 199) goes to the first qualified reader to guess what it is.

Who is this esteemed contributor to
Bewildering Stories?

Click on one of the names at the bottom
to verify your guess!

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule:
In Times to Come

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Please write!

Alan Jackson
Caroline Davies
Colin Davies
Gillian Marshall
Geoff Nelder
Doug Pugh
Ian Duncan Smith
John Stocks

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