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What’s in Issue 245

Novel Luddy affirms an alliance with Consul Cato while Aurelia and the team of insurgents undertake a ‘mission impossible’ to free Dax’s uncle. Consul Finn is waiting for them: Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies, Chapter 16, part 1; part 2.
Novella The story glides to a happy end at the White House, where the boy and his friends rescue the President from a sack into which he’s been stuffed by a trusted employee: Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, Chapter 12; Chapter 13, conclusion.
Serial The duel between the alien and Earth spaceships is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s plenty of conflict seething aboard both vessels: Karlos Allen, Trouble with the Natives, Chapter 2; Chapter 3, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Steven Berry sends a father and son on a fishing trip. The fishing is good, but the relationship goes from bad to catastrophic: Dark Water.

What do superheroes need above all? A code of ethics: Ed Coet, Simon and Papa John, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Michele Dutcher shows an extremely talented linguist at work deciphering messages from ancient astronauts. He’s less astute with messages from a lady in his company: Five Silver Discs, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor J. Michael Keith depicts a mixed marriage. If the couple can overcome their evolutionary differences, they can overcome anything: The Second Circle, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
What is that hospital robot thinking? Don’t ask; it just might tell you: O. J. Anderson, Intensive Care.

If you want to go out in a blaze of glory, pack the proper equipment: Sophie Bachard, Up in Smoke.

If you owned the portrait of Dorian Gray, would you be tempted to take a peek at it? Sarah Ann Watts, Dorian Gray: Not for Sale.
Poetry John Stocks, By Lambeth Bridge
Michael Lee Johnson, Dad Died


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Steven Berry, Michele Dutcher, J. Michael Keith, and Chris Kuell.
Challenge Challenge 244 response: Gary Inbinder writes of Feasting and Fun.

Challenge 245 asks Born 700 Years Too Late?
Letters New contributor Chris Kuell writes about Hearing Bewildering Stories.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Neal Asher, Brass Man.

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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