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What’s in Issue 217

Contests The Tenth Man Contest closes with the appearance of issue 219.

Bewildering Stories’ Contest 3, “Strange Places”:
Contest 3 Welcome page | Contest 3 Index page
Contest 3 will close with the appearance of issue 220. Voting will close with the appearance of issue 222.

Novel New contributor Sam Ivey depicts Bernard Gilboy setting off in a small schooner — alone — from San Francisco to Australia, in August 1882: Gilboy’s Quest, Foreword; Chapter I: Stepping Over the Line, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Serial General Aezubah sets out alone into the Southern Wastelands, along the forbidding Trail of Death in search of the lost treasure of Azmattia hidden in a city beyond time: Slawomir Rapala, Shades of Azmattia, part 1; part 2.
Strange beings from the stars send an embassy and offer peaceful trade. They do not reckon with human frailties: Bill Bowler, Birds of a Feather, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Neil Burlington depicts spacefarers marooned on an island on an alien planet. Despite the demands of survival in their new world they remain explorers: The Far Moai, part 1; conclusion.

Stephen White visits hoboes riding the rails in the Depression years: J. B. Hogan, Hooverville, part 1; conclusion.

A human child raised among aliens remains nonetheless human — and alien, for good or ill: Luke Jackson, You Are Alien.
Don’t bet your life on how many books you’ll sell: Martin Green, Unfinished Business.

When animals meet, they may share stories of their own: Anna Ruiz, The Animals’ Conference.
Poetry New contributor Arnold H. Hollander, Pluto
Mary B. McArdle, The Planets in Sol’s Realm


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Arnold H. Hollander and Sam Ivey.
Challenge Challenge 217 says Nikto barata Klaatu, Gort.
The Art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Excerpt: Kenneth Mark Hoover, Fevreblau
Jerry Wright reviews Edward Bloor, London Calling.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Headaches

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