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What’s in Issue 220


Bewildering Stories’ Contest 3, “Strange Places”:
Contest 3 Welcome page | Contest 3 Index page
Contest 3 is now closed to further entries.
Voting will close with the appearance of issue 222.

Novel Gilboy has been at sea for three months. He encounters beings both scary and friendly — and, at last, men: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter IV: Tradewinds, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Novella Razor bulls his way up the crime chain in the sleazy underworld of Garden City. His last lead is to the Candyman. Meanwhile, strange things are afoot in the aspirin market: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 7, part 1, part 2; chapter 8; chapter 9; chapter 10.
Serial ‘Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief; soldier, murderer, bandit chief’. That comes close to describing Aezubah’s early career: Slawomir Rapala, The Spear of Destiny, chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3.
New contributor Paul Carlson shows us Ellie Thinnes, who has to stay home from school and watch TV ads. Just give her a badge and turn her loose; she’s a natural-born detective: Only Human.

Young Tim is an empath and a very odd-looking boy. Conscripted into service for ‘the party’, he senses where he really belongs — with the Flock: Luke Jackson, The Fragile, part 1; conclusion.

A man named Mark has a problem: he loves three women, who are all in love with him. He can’t bear to break anyone’s heart. What’s a guy to do? Doug Pugh, Man — Reflected.

Jared and Amia live in an edenic garden, but a vision of Eldorado entices them across a burning desert to an unforeseeable destiny: John W. Steele, The Mirage, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Amanda L. Auverigne makes us pine for childhood birthday parties, complete with a cake: The Best of Intentions.

New contributor Lea Schizas has Charlie pay his Aunt Martha one last visit: Zany Aunt Martha.

New contributor Walt Trizna demonstrates the value of a steel penny: Valentine’s Gift.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, Uncultivated Fire
Essay Dramatized history: A photographer captures the exuberance of the crowd in Times Square on August 14, 1945: Donna Gagnon, The Kiss.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Amanda L. Auverigne, Paul Carlson, Lea Schizas, and Walt Trizna.
Challenge Challenge 220 makes you An Offer....
Letters Kevin Ahearn asks What is Power?
The Art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Excerpt R D Larson, Mama Tried to Raise a Lady
Jerry Wright reviews .
Editorial Jerry Wright,

Bewildering Stories News

Tenth Man Contest: Tamara Sheehan announces that Jen Robertson’s and C. Deatherage’s entries have won gift certificates at Powell’s bookstore. Our congratulations: the contest was no easy feat. And our congratulations to Tamara, as well. Keep up the good work!

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