What’s in Issue 246
|Novel||Luddy can’t tell his friends or even Consul Cato that he’s going on a dangerous undercover mission to Algol 1, and it starts in the very mean streets of Iron-town: Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies : Chapter 17; Chapter 18, part 1; part 2.|
|Novella||Three generations of women search for love, happiness — or at least understanding: Tala Bar, Women in Autumn|
|Serial||How can unarmed explorers from Earth outmaneuver an alien warship? With dazzling technical ingenuity in the grand style of the space opera: Karlos Allen, Trouble with the Natives : Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6, conclusion.|
In comedy, public relations, and even construction, timing is everything. And hubris demands bitter sacrifices: Bill Bowler, Hallowed Space, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor James Brian King depicts Russian soldiers in the Far East in 1905, where the most fearsome enemy is not the Japanese but a Siberian tiger: Hunter of the East, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Sean E. Markey fulfills a daydream of escape to the South Seas: Reconnected.
New contributor Connie Vigil Platt has fun with the misinterpretation of an overheard conversation: The Peeping Tom.
New contributor Hunter Lily Troy turns a present-day concern quite around: Thin and Bone, part 1; conclusion.
|New contributor Pete Sierra takes a motorcycle to the heavenly realm, where a samurai’s sharp, pointy sword may or may not be ‘real’: My Heavenly Realm Capers.|
Michael Lee Johnson, A Gift of Desert Sand|
Anna Ruiz, Watchtower
John Stocks, May Dreams
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes James Brian King, Connie Vigil Platt, Pete Sierra, and Hunter Lily Troy.|
|Challenge||Challenge 246 Pushing the Panic Button|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||Steven Utley, Ghost Seas , “The Dinosaur Season”|
Bewildering Stories News
Scheduling: Issue lengths and time pressure require some rescheduling in this and forthcoming issues. Please bear with us.
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