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Novel Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia
A banker hosts a dinner party where the guests are encouraged to invest in future technology. The banker’s young son appears to be quite precocious and a fast learner:
Chapter 12: New Joint Stock Companies
part 1: Fine Dining
part 2: Mars and the Moon
part 3: Tunneling
part 4: Bureaucracy
part 5: Air Swimming
Novella The hero goes from one set of dire clutches to another when he meets Leech, the landlord: Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, part 5; part 6.
Serial New contributor Alex Marshall introduces Lord Limbold, an aged weapons master, who has designed the ultimate weapon to fend off Earth’s mortal enemies: The Crimson Tower, part 1; part 2.
You’ve heard the story of Bluebeard. Here’s the female version: Beverly Forehand, Bluebeard’s Wife.

New contributor Ben Higginbotham depicts a drinker who has to choose between drink as the cause of his hallucinations or as a defense against them: Alcohol.

When space invaders threaten, a bureaucracy chooses a young artist to help defend the planet: Lynn Mann, The Great Project.

New contributor Kelli McMillin shows Vincent seeking his lost, beloved Rachel who communicates with him from Beyond: Vincent’s Offer, part 1; conclusion.

What’s Rhiannon to do when a baby dragon latches on to her? The only solution seems to be to ride a big one: Rachel Parsons, The Beaches of New Fairy, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

An old hotel in a town lost in the wilderness is haunted by a ghost from eons ago: E. S. Strout, Deep Freeze.
New contributor Gregory W. Ellis gives new meaning to the admonition ‘Keep off the grass’: The Meadow.

Slippery-slip... an ending or a beginning to an Alfred Hitchcock film? Gloria Watts, Down a Slippery Slope.
Poetry Carmen Ruggero, Foofaraw
Anna Ruiz, Fallen Apple
Bill Bowler, He Gobbled Up the Minutes
Darby Mitchell, I Saw God


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Gregory W. Ellis, Ben Higginbotham, Alex Marshall, and Kelli McMillin.
Challenge Challenge 265 response: Carol Reid writes about Rock Fans

Challenge 266 urges you to Overcome Alliteracy!
Letters R D Larson writes about “David’s Angel
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
Editorial Don Webb, Raising Standards

Bewildering Stories News

Reminder: Contributors please note that the review editors proofread all works outside of the Departments. The on-line versions obsolete the authors’ original copies.

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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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