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What’s in Issue 225

Novel Toni is back in Bilbao after completing his intelligence gathering. Paula is fed up with him and his gallivanting. And the Domans are on the prowl again with their interstellar undercover mission: Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Novella Fat Toe, Mudpuppy and their friends argue apace as the Men in Black take ominous-sounding notes: Luke Jackson, The Spinning Pinwheel Flame War, part 2; part 3, part 4.
Serial Aezubah fulfills a ten-year quest for vengeance. But to what end? Slawomir Rapala, Empty Places, chapter 4: Silent Voices, conclusion.
When a fairy or genie offers you three wishes, first wish for a good lawyer: Gary Inbinder, Three Wishes.

Mary B’s astral feet waft her into dreams she wishes for in real life, but the dreams may not all turn out as well as she might like: Marie Lecrivain, On Pointe, Stiletto.

After the trial in The Return of Martin Guerre, the prosecutor says, ‘A lie has a thousand faces, the truth has but one’. So it is with a consummately evil actor: Thomas B. White, Morphing Man.
What would it take to remake a lover in the image you want? Murder, anyone? O. J. Anderson, Love, Modified.

Wherever there are people, there are little furry creatures that have learned to take human antics philosophically: Donna Gagnon, Polar Mouse.

New contributor Angela N. Hunt tells why a fortune-teller decides to exercise caution when she can’t tell her own fortune: Fortunes Told While You Wait.
Poetry Doug Pugh, The Toymaker
Chris G. Vaillancourt, A Choir of Loneliness
Mary B. McArdle, Winter Dawn
Thomas B. White, Hell, Cafeteria Style


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Val Bonney and Angela N. Hunt.
Challenge Challenge 225 asks Say Who?
Letters Kevin Ahearn writes about Jim Baen’s Universe.
Jim Frenkel writes about the Rainbow’s End reviews.
E. S. Strout sends a compliment.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Dave Duncan, Children of Chaos and John C. Wright, Orphans of Chaos.
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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