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What’s in Issue 218

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 Gilboy sets out into the open ocean, heading for the Doldrums: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter II: In Poseidon’s Crucible, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Novella Berney Razor, a special police investigator, has his ample hands full with crooks and a mysterious new disease on the mean streets of Garden City: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3.
Serial Aezubah and Livia find the lost city, but they are found, in turn: Slawomir Rapala, Shades of Azmattia, part 3; part 4.
Alan Jackson provides examples of the hounds from hell in English folklore: The Beast.

New contributor David Parkinson depicts a telepathic psychotherapist who must treat his own daughter for a recurrent nightmare: Fear Dreamer.

A plot to uncover hidden Gold Rush wealth ends in a basement in a dingy backwoods town: Christopher Stires, Spun Monkey.

John W. Steele depicts in a lyrical prose narrative the last days of Joseph, a man who talks to his befriended bees: The Night of the Rapture.
Maybe we really ought to read those software user’s agreements. If we call in a question, Chuck the Demon may answer the phone: Beverly Forehand, Hell Storm.

When the letter and spirit, symbol and meaning become confused, really strange things begin to happen. Or are they all that strange? Audie A. Murphy, Keeper of the Faith.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, Indian Summer
Doug Pugh, Normal Service
Anna Ruiz, In the Matter of Eggshells
Donna Gagnon, Moon Dance | The Old Lady’s First Day With the New PC


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Neil Burlington and David Parkinson.
Challenge Carmen Ruggero responds to Challenge 217: Who is Bernard Gilboy?
Challenge 218 takes a look inside the Animal House.
Letters A contributor sends a Thank-You Note.
Paule Libby sends Félicitations.
The Art
Jeff Crouch, Enoch Ascends
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Excerpt: Christopher Stires, To the Mountain of the Beast
Editorial Jerry Wright,

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