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What’s in Issue 222

Contest 3 Contest 3, “Strange Places,” is now closed to voting. The results will be announced in issue 223. In the meantime, we have closed our pop quiz “Who Wrote What?”; the authors’ bylines are now available.
Novel Gilboy has salvaged his boat from the disaster caused by a giant wave. But now he’s lost in mid-ocean and very hungry: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter VI: Phantom Island, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Novella Razor and Kate crash a press conference and are invited to a party. Razor knows it’s a trap, but they have to go: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 15, chapter 16; chapter 17; chapter 18; chapter 19.
New contributor Katt Dunsmore shows what consequences may arise from opening a sternly forbidden family heirloom: Grandmother’s Box.

Today’s talk radio is culturally translated for the benefit of our Viking friends: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Thor Radio.

Ever wonder where hurricanes come from? Somebody may be trying to make a fast buck: James A. Starkloff, Storm on Demand.
A fisherman and a fish both prefer the fishing to the catch: Chris Chapman, Skip and the Catfish.

New contributor Margaret B. Davidson asks who’s crazy here. How can Bert live with the hallucinations everybody else is having about him? Bert’s Dilemma.

New contributor Harriett Fjaagesund figures that Pluto doesn’t give a flashing thunderbolt about astronomers; he has some family scores to settle with his brother Jupiter: The Demotion of Pluto.

New contributor J. R. Salling depicts a wife’s escape from neglect: Violet.
Poetry Carmen Ruggero, The Bench
Anna Ruiz, Gypsy
John Stocks, Hardwick Village War Memorial 1914-1918
New contributor Agnes Blom, Anna’s World
Gary West, Mirrored


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Gary West, Agnes Blom, Margaret B. Davidson, Katt Dunsmore, Harriett Fjaagesund, and J. R. Salling
Challenge Challenge 222 want to know Who Let the Dog Out?.
The Art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews R. A. Salvatore, Promise of the Witch-King.
Jerry Wright reviews Kelly McCullough, Webmage
Editorial Jerry Wright, Hostility?
A Bewildering Motto of the Minute:

Our Official Motto:
“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule:
In Times to Come

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