Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 232

Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Chapter 14, part 3: True Grit
Norman fills in the picture further, then Toni meets Maelene and the sparks really start to fly!
Chapter 15: All For One, part 1
Norman has made a bit more progress, there’s a lot of jealousy in the air, and the Mater has spotted a new talent.
Chapter 15, part 2:
Maelene is on board, Norman delivers all the goods, and the gang has a great night out — till it all goes sour.
Serials Memmet leads Alan to a larger understanding of the function of memes. But then Alan begins to wonder about Memmet himself. An experiment leads Alan to the truth: Andy West, Meme, part 7; part 8.

Djaminko Pooch and Viloshiana take refuge in the capital of a neighboring country and move into the world of artists. Djaminko has a premonition of doom and sets out to forestall it: Bob Brill, Ride the Whirlwind, part 3; part 4.
Short
Stories
What happens in a video-game addiction? The gulf between the inner and outer worlds widens inexorably: Bill Bowler, Zero Ping, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

P. S. Gifford recounts a recurrent dream that will simply slay you: The Unwitting Soothsayer.

New contributor Brian C. Petroziello sends the police to investigate a house that is trying to defend itself: The House, part 1; conclusion.

A boy learns about the will, suffering, and perception in a philosophical tale for young adults: John Vieczorek, The Journey.
Flash
Fiction
If you’re going to write a final message, don’t smear the ink: B J Bourg, Blood Pursuit.

New contributor Mel Waldman depicts a mind in successive layers of fugue: Anonymous.
Poetry New contributor Nigel Bruton, Northern Light
Duane Locke, Zinc Oxide
Short
Poetry
Prakash Kona, Phoolan Devi
Prose
Poetry
New contributor João Ventura, Passing Away; Portuguese original: A Passagem

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nigel Bruton, Brian C. Petroziello, João Ventura, Mel Waldman, and Vicki Wootton.
Challenge Challenge 232 sings: California, Here I Comma.
The Art
Gallery
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt New contributor Sam Marshall, Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?
The Reading
Room
Jerry Wright reviews John Scalzi's Old Man's War.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Tired Brain

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ 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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