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What’s in Issue 243

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Novel Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies : Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12
In a series of turnabouts including sacrifice and betrayal, Luddy and Consul Finn take their duel to a higher plane, where the power of the Aureus medal plays a crucial role.
Novella Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9
The boy with orange hair, his groundhog companion and their friends relentlessly pursue villains over land and sea, and into dimensions old and young, large and small.
Serial Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Meat Puppets, part 6; conclusion
Jonas and Elfa flee Carmina’s serial-killing rampage in the android factory. Carmina decides that Mr. Ericsson, the android designer, is kind of cute and has a nice, comfortable job, too...
Big Bertha Warlock may or may not be the ‘best’ teacher the Texas village had ever had, but she’s a disciplinarian’s revenge fantasy: very big and very mean: Ed Coet, Big Bertha, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor S. M. Murdock introduces Pal, a computer programmer who has created a wonderful Elvis avatar in honor of his talent at impersonating the singer. A Hindu god brings him back to reality, with a flourish: The Avvy.

‘Hell hath no fury like a subatomic particle physicist scorned’: E. S. Strout, Field Trip.

John W. Steele sends Brian into the wilderness of Mexico to struggle with demigods and bring back the fabled Angel of the Winds, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
Are you a compulsive ‘neat freak’ or do you know any? They’ll have to do a lot to catch up with William, who is nothing if not tidy about hanging himself: Harriett Fjaagesund, What Would People Think?.

Gloria Watts illustrates the old adage ‘Bite your tongue and count to ten’ before speaking or acting on impulse: Boiling Point.
Poetry New contributor Rose Loya, Voices
Luke Jackson, Panspermia
Mary B. McArdle, Eye Contact


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Rose Loya and S. M. Murdock.
The Critics’
Discussion: Karlos Allen, Carmen Ruggero, and Don Webb discuss On Starting a Novel.
Don Webb, Openings
Challenge Challenge 243 says Try It Again, Sam.
Special Challenge 243: Gary Inbinder asks about Female Androids.
Letters Bertil Falk writes about Ingmar Bergman.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt Crystalwizard, Villenspell: City of Wizards
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews XXX.
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

Bewildering Stories News

Milestone: Mike Lloyd reports that the number of items in the Authors and Titles index now exceeds two thousand. That’s a nice birthday present for Bewildering Stories, which marks its fifth anniversary with issue 250.

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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