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What’s in Issue 264

Novel Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia
Oxygen only imagines he has a rival, but Aromasia has a real one: an entirely new art form:
Chapter 10: The Brain Organ
Novella In which we are introduced to the Painter: Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, part 3.
A treasure trove of mint-edition comic books is discovered — thirty years too late: Kevin Ahearn, The Man Who Discovered Gay Man.

New contributor Philip Armstrong goes hunting for the most elusive prey and sinister predator of all: Ferity, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Marge Burke resolves a crisis in a couple’s communication by placing a series of mysterious and ambiguous love notes: Lace, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Sergio Gaut vel Hartman shows a character wondering about his presence in a crypt full of zombies: The Castaway, part 1; conclusion — Spanish original: Naufrago de sí mismo

New contributor Jesse Gordon depicts a character lost by its author: Losing Character.

A trip to the zoo can be a bore for the family but a pilgrimage for Mom: Arthur Vibert, The Last Bear.
What’s the first principle of a doctor or a deity? Do no harm. But what is harm? Lee Moan, Intervention.

New contributor Lyndon G. Perry gives a pointed illustration of the writer’s bromide: Show, Don’t Tell.

New contributor Julie Ann Shapiro raises fears of winged things that flap and bite by night: Mosquito Moon.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, I Think It Was an Unknown God or Poet
John Stocks, Shireoaks
Thomas R. paints an ironic picture of print publishing in the modern age: A History of Starling Stories.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Philip Armstrong, Marge Burke, Sergio Gaut vel Hartman, Jesse Gordon, Lyn Perry, and Julie Ann Shapiro.
Challenge Challenge 264 says Good Can Come of It.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews XXX.
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

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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