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What’s in Issue 203

Novella The four antagonists — General Aezubah, King Harish, the wizard Yagdish, and Baron Bahadur — clash in a final confrontation to determine the fate of Estratia: Slawomir Rapala, Of Tyrants and Gods, conclusion.
New contributor Terry Bramlett introduces us to colonists from Earth who are developing telepathic communication. The young Alicia can see what most of them can’t — a xenophobic alien spy: The Smell of Dangerous Jasmine, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Mark Eller portrays a life of boredom among the remnants of humanity. Their alternative to extinction is to be less than perfect: A Reason To Be.

Youth is well advised to revisit its roots — both literally and figuratively — before it’s too late: Beverly Forehand, Hollow.

Young Gavrail seeks to find out not only who he is but what it means to be what he is: Jörn Grote, Lost in Thought, part 1; conclusion.

Stephen White revisits Outworld, where an Eradicator patrol confronts the people of the Long Wound: J. B. Hogan, Last Stand, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Michelle O’Neill shows us what a pain neighbors can be, especially when they have big teeth and they bite your garbage: The Werewolves Next Door.

A young couple romantically invoke an old legend but fail to heed its implications: John W. Steele, Superstition Rock.
New contributor John D. Ritchie will make you look at your lawn with new respect — and trepidation: Turf War.
Poetry Forrest Armstrong, Simplistic
Susan M. Gibb, Halloween
Doug Pugh, Pie Piper
Anna Ruiz, Frog’s Tale
Discussion How can politics be written in literature? How might it be interpreted?
New contributor Bill Bowler, Science Fictional Politics
Don Webb, Politics in Literature: Word and Deed


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bill Bowler, Terry Bramlett, Mark Eller, Michelle O’Neill, and John D. Ritchie.
The Critics’
Jörn Grote, Human and Transhuman
Challenge Challenge 203 examines the Who and What.
Letters Lewayne L. White waxes Nostalgic.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Clyde Andrews reviews Simon Haynes, Hal Spacejock.
Jerry Wright reviews
Editorials Clyde Andrews and Don Webb discuss editing: Here We Stand.
Jerry Wright, More Miscellany

Who is this esteemed contributor to
Bewildering Stories?

The Moon looms large in the East and South.

John Faucett
Ricky Ginsburg

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule:
In Times to Come

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