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Novel Crystalwizard, Spellbound
Lynda begins to whip Jason into shape as her personal servant. Then she has to deal with Jason’s parents:
Novella Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor
The grandfather and Parvrin set out on a perilous journey to find the “dead spot” of Slormor. Meanwhile, the grandfather’s sleep is filled with nightmares about his son.
Chapter 2: The Dead Spot of Slormor, part 1; part 2; part 3
Serials Roy finds that his father is not such a bad sort after all; and in the end, the homesick visitors from space can lend everybody a helping ethereal tendril: Clyde Andrews, The Eclipse, part 3; conclusion.

A bite by a being in a transitional state begins to cause odd events in the life of policeman Geordie Harris: Eric J Kregel, The Shadow of Geordie Harris, part 1; part 2.

Argus and Fern are of a people whose hair does not gray but greens: Shannon Joyce Prince, As Beautiful as Fish in a Dream, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Catherine Borden pits Hattie in a pitched battle with the rabbits in her garden. Little does Hattie suspect that she’s in for an arms race: Garden Hostilities.

New contributor Dale L. Gillis retells a Norse legend: Mimir by Moonlight.

If you encounter clowns — especially apocalyptic ones — at your local shopping mall, a prudent retreat may be in order: Thomas B. White, The Clowns of Apocalypse.
New contributor Ed Aymar dramatizes an act of jealous revenge with an ambiguous motive: The Drop.

Crystal ball, magic mirror, whatever... How can one interpret scenes of the future, even those that are graphic and explicit? John Ritchie, Mirror Image.
Poetry Richard H. Fay, The Changeling
Harry L. Mora, How Did Love Go?
John Stocks, Sheffield Flood
New contributor Dudgeon, Prairie Sky
Anna Ruiz, Intent
Essay Kenneth Nichols describes what writers are likely to experience in The Five Stages of a Writing Workshop.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Ed Aymar, Catherine Borden, Dudgeon, and Dale L. Gillis.
Challenge Challenge 273 response: Carol Reid writes about “The Fracture”
Challenge 274 Forces of Nature
Letters Kevin Ahearn, Science Fiction: Head and Heart
The Art
Joseph Howse, Cindy Snail
NASA: Picture of the Day
Editorial Don Webb, Shuffling the Deck

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“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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