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What’s in Issue 263

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Novel Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia In the climate-controlled playground on the sea floor, the politicians and would-be lovers congregate to conspire:
Chapter 9: Under Skagerrak, part 1; part 2; part 3
Novella In the House, we meet Christine, Kat, Manny T, and Minque: Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, part 2.
New contributor Jackie Gamber depicts the plight of the unrecognized artist, however young he may be: Hidden: The Lost Works of Dernell Hall.

What does bird song mean? You may need a computer to decode it: Chris Harris, Songs From the Wood, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Hell hath no fury like a she-Devil scorned: Chris Kuell, The Smell of the Deal, part 1; conclusion.

If you could clone yourself, would you? E. S. Strout, Spitting Image.

What do characters do until a story comes along? Joanna Weston, Between the Lines.
Things come a-ploppin’ into the cornfield, and they ain’t just things, them’re Thangs: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part II.

The weed of crime bears... bitter fruit? And delivers ashes by parcel post: Richard K. Lyon, Boxes.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might guilt it: Julie Eberhart Painter, My Dragon.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, The Illuminati Kidnap Blindfolded Virgo
Mary B. McArdle, Stones
Shannon Joyce Prince, Mutilation


Challenge Challenge 263 invites you to Meme Thangs and Dei ex machinas Under the Sea.
Letters Kevin Ahearn writes about The Tradition and Future of Science Fiction
Ahrvid Engholm recalls Meeting Doris Lessing
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Stefan Brenner reviews Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation One
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

Bewildering Stories News

Reminder to contributors: External events of various kinds beginning in late spring caused communications problems that were compounded by the continuing growth of Bewildering Stories. Our editorial reorganization has resolved nearly all the problems with the mail backlog, and we’re grateful for the courtesy and patience that almost all our contributors have shown us.

That does not mean we haven’t overlooked anything. Contributors are reminded of the notes in red at the top of our Submissions page: if you don’t receive an acknowledgment within three days or a decision within three weeks, please inquire.

The Bewildering Stories community thanks... the Review Editors for their timely and incisive critiques and for formatting submissions in “Bewildering Stories standard” style. Coordinating Editor Bill Bowler and I would especially like to express our gratitude to Associate Editors Mark Murdock, Slawomir Rapala, and Tamara Sheehan for their invaluable assistance.

Don Webb, managing editor
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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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