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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
Chapter 1: Wednesday, part 1; part 2
Chapter 2: Friday
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
The Art
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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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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