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What’s in Issue 224

Novel Bernard Gilboy is home from the sea, changed and yet unchanged. San Francisco and the sea call him back inexorably to his destiny: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest; Epilogue: The Healing and the Hunger, part 1; conclusion.
Novella Times may change, but some things don’t, such as discussion-group arguments: Luke Jackson, The Spinning Pinwheel Flame War, part 1.
Serial Aezubah must make a long, hard trek and battle the Sorcerer’s fearsome bodyguards to accomplish his ultimate mission of vengeance: Slawomir Rapala, Empty Places; Chapter 2: Into the Mountain Ambush, part 1; part 2; Chapter 3: In the Empty Places.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to overpower an armored robot run amok and rescue the person held captive inside it: O. J. Anderson, Two Times the Killin’, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Patrick Dent creates a new old saying, ‘Lie in haste, lie forever’: A Lie — the Ultimate Marriage.

In the ultimately secure society, peaceful citizens must revolt simply to live: Mark Eller, The Price of Her Pride, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Val Bonney demonstrates how the apparently worthless can be quite valuable: Bag Lady.

New contributor James Swingle depicts relationships in terms of altitude as well as attitude: Picking Up a Seventeen-Foot Tall Woman.
Poetry Doug Pugh, The Tale of Fluting Joe, part 1; conclusion
Anna Ruiz, It’s All About
Agnes Blom, Harmony; Quiet Moment
Carmen Ruggero, In the Blink of an Eye
Article Stendhal was right: talking politics in a novel is like shooting off a gun in a concert. Here’s why: Bill Bowler, Science-Fictional Politics, II: S. F. Murphy’s “Sharpshooter.”


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Patrick Dent and James Swingle.
Challenge You’ll take Challenge 224 Because It’s There.
Letters Kevin Ahearn sends Good Wishes to Bewildering Press.
The Art
NASA, Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Jim Butcher, Dead Beat.
Christopher Stires reviews Robert Rodriguez, dir., Sin City (film).
Don Webb reviews Charles Sheffield & Jerry Pournelle, Higher Education.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Running On Fumes
A Bewildering Motto of the Minute:

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

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In Times to Come

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