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Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Chapter 25: Plane Sailing, part 2 — Toni and Salvatore both hit crisis points, but with a little help from their friends they manage to break free.
Chapter 26: Desert Storm — Maelene strikes at the Brighter Vale heart, but Raymond and the Mater decide they need to show as well as tell.
Chapter 27: Handlers’ Studio, Mater — Yet more Doman Orders are received, but the Captain is still steady as she goes.
Chapter 28: Time Out conclusion — The encouragements are all now given, and the clocks are ticking. The Mater’s faithful helpers deserve a proper break.
Novella Rhiannon engages an agent to search for Rosalyn, but the agent is one who serves many employers: Rachel Parsons, The Year of the Dead Rose, chapter 5; chapter 6; chapter 7; chapter 8.
Serial Stephen asks the crucial question, but it’s one only he can answer: ‘Who am I?’: Luke Boyd, Apparitions, part 4; conclusion.
New contributor Kevin Coyle reflects in a science-fiction mirror some events well known in U.S. history: Genshi Bakudan.

New contributor Lee Dresselhaus plays out a game of life and death between a dog and a man stranded in the Arctic: Icefields.

New contributor Alan Frackelton depicts a disappointed lover who resorts to revenge in an almost artistic way: Petrified Angel.

New contributor Michael Hart puts a trusting soul in charge of a mothballed and yet ominous battleship, where betrayal lurks at every turn: The Zeitsev, part 1; conclusion.

If you build a do-it-yourself Jurassic Park, look at it from the outside, not the inside: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Barging In.
How might conscious reincarnation shed light on the eternal question of nature versus nurture? Branigan Grace, The Chosen.

A couple may find it a strain that one of them has to work the graveyard shift. And yet the arrangement might have some benefits: Gustavo Valitutti, Beautiful Diana — Spanish original: La Bella Diana.
Poetry Luke Jackson, You Bright and Risen Apes
Duane Locke, A Corner Turned
Anna Ruiz, It Could Have Been So Easy


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kevin Coyle, Alan Frackelton, and Michael Hart.
The Critics’
Crystalwizard, Plot Problems in “Bear Illegal”
Gary Inbinder, Luke Boyd’s “Apparitions”
Challenge Challenge 237 investigates Means, Motive, Opportunity.
Special Challenge 236: The “Mango” Rescue
Special Challenge 237: Crystalwizard, “The Furies”
Letters Bertil Falk writes about Bewildering Adventures
David Redd writes about Recent Stories
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Chris Stires reviews Eli Roth, Hostel
Jerry Wright reviews James Van Pelt, Summer of the Apocalypse

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Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:

“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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