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Novel Phydo has been selected to become an apprentice in the Order of Man’s True Legacy. Thomm, a roving exile, meets the Mysse, who are in dire straits. Phydo’s and Thomm’s actions and destiny will radically change the future of all the Sentient Peoples: Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs: In the Name of Truth, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4.
Novella Secret agent Stone lives up to his name in his quest for Queen Modor’s manuscript: Rachel Parsons, The Year of the Dead Rose, chapter 9; chapter 10; chapter 11
New contributor Tom Bennitt shows how an ignorant curse can follow a boy throughout his life: God Will Cut You Down, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Stefan Brenner has motorcycle racer Michael Corkill riding hot steel on the Isle of Man race course, speeding toward a double date with two women: The Lady of Mann, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

New contributor Kristi Petersen shows that paleontology, philanthropy, and orthodontistry may be too heady a mix for some people of the Amazon: Teeth Wisdom.

If not only the heavens but the Antarctic desert proclaim the glory of God, then the simplest faith may command the price of oblivion: Slawomir Rapala, Frozen Landscapes of the Mind, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Marjorie Salzwedel takes a circus off of a doomed train to follow a conductor to a place unknown: The Caboose, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Christopher Schmitz resurrects an old literary form in modern dress to swear an ancient allegiance: The Quarry, part 1; conclusion.
Frisbees? That’s the least of it: João Ventura, Crop Circle Formation.
Poetry Caroline Davies, Nettles Singing
Doug Pugh, Recipe for Loss
Nigel Bruton, Lost in Life


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tom Bennitt, Stefan Brenner, Kristi Petersen, Marjorie Salzwedel, and Christopher Schmitz.
The Critics’
Two editors discuss Truth and Truth Again.
Challenge Challenge 238 finds itself A Week Ahead of the Game.
Letters Kevin Ahearn raises A Paean to Science Fiction.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Lewayne L. White reviews FTPD: Fairy Tale Police Department (DVD)
Editorial Don Webb, Reading Around the Bend

Bewildering Stories News

First Quarterly Review: This is the last regular issue of the first quarter of 2007. The year’s First Quarterly Review will appear on April 2nd. We will resume regular publication with issue 239 on April 9th.

Reminder: Contributors please remember that our review editors frequently discover errors even after authors have okayed the previews. The works that appear in Bewildering Stories are almost always more accurate than the authors’ own copies.

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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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