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What’s in Issue 270

Novel Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia
Aunt Vera’s tea party for Aromasia is enlived by a knock-down, drag-out battle between Oxygen and Apollonides. Meanwhile, the banker Giro wants his son to have the benefits of ultra-modern education, but at age five, the kid may be too old to plug in:
Chapter 19: Nature Poetry and Starch
Chapter 20: The New School, part 1; part 2
Serial Detective Joe Farinelli of the Seattle police Meme Squad is taken to the memes’ ritual in the forest, where he finally comes to terms with Abandon: Robert H. Prestridge, Abandon, part 3; conclusion
New contributor Lloyd H. Frye has an old explorer recount his life in a kind of Shangri-La: He Married a Yeti.

What shall we do with a drunken lawyer? Take him to the desert, to the Burning Man: Luke Jackson, Ekpyrosis, part 1; conclusion.

Honeybees may not be as scary as they seem. They may be even scarier: Mari Mitchell, Honey of the Gods.

New contributor Harry L. Mora depicts a perfectly ordinary place from a desperate point of view: An Empty Place.

New contributor Gary Moshimer reunites a separated couple in resistance to the Man on the High Horse.

The bower isn’t really mad, it’s just aggravated by an infection: Rachel Parsons, On the Bower of Madness, part 1; conclusion.

Be careful what you write; it may come true: Mel Waldman, Lethal Tales, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Luke Forney depicts the emotions of an astronaut in the last seconds of countdown: Ten, Nine, Eight....
Poetry John Stocks, The Charcoal Burner
Mary B. McArdle, Highway
Anna Ruiz, Carlotta’s Revenge
Essay Fictional Review: New contributor Kane X. Faucher writes a critique that our contributors would not want to receive: A Review with Teeth.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kane X. Faucher, Lloyd H. Frye, Harry L. Mora, and Gary Moshimer.
Challenge Challenge 270 practices Literary Dentistry
Letters P. I. Barrington writes about Carol Reid’s “Blackbird”
The Photo
NASA, Endeavour Spacewalk 2
The Art
Crystalwizard, Ships
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews XXX.
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

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“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
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