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What’s in Issue 242

Novel Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies Luddy confronts Consul Finn in a titanic struggle that ends in tragedy and retreat. Both sides lick their wounds and prepare for the morrow.
Novella The boy and the groundhog have a new assignment: pursue Crabby Crayfish, the chocolate thief! Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5.
Serial Jonas and Elfa are pursued by Carmilla and Maya, who are carrying and using weapons of mass demolition: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Meat Puppets, part 3; part 4; part 5.
One thing Raymond learns for sure: beware the blandishments of Gusiflax Agrimur! Pedro Blas González, In the Belly of Guile, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor M. W. Hamel depicts an audition for an unwritten play: Deleted Scenes.

While traveling in exotic climes you may see wonderful sights. You may also get mugged: Aaron Hayes & Daniel Dives, Diary of a Nihilist, part 1; conclusion.

A political cartoonist and artist confronts a war criminal: Gustavo Valitutti, The Butcher’s PortraitEl Retrato del Carnicero.

It’s very easy to get into a loop, but you may need to find a golden key to get you back out: Mel Waldman, The Gold Key.
Where do fantasy characters go and what do they do while awaiting their turn on stage? Crystalwizard, The Station.

New contributor Pamela Tyree Griffin poses a most delicious conundrum: how does a ghost escape from a house that is being doubly haunted — from the outside? Indescribably Malicious.
Poetry Bosley Gravel, Stained by Cain
Becky Franklin, Candles in the Moon
Essay Where do historical accidents leave off and practical considerations begin? Bertil Falk, When Literature Travels Well, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Pamela Tyree Griffin.
Challenge Challenge 233 response: Andy West discusses The Reality of Memes.
Challenge 242 gives you the choice of A Hot Novel or a Hot Date.
Letters Kevin Ahearn issues a challenge On Starting a Novel.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
David Redd reviews John Russell Fearn, Land’s End — Labrador.
Editorial Jerry Wright, I’m Baaaack...

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

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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