Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 275

Novel Crystalwizard, Spellbound
Now that Jason’s parents have left, Lynda wonders what to do with him — and herself: Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight.
Novella Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor
The ‘Nameless One’ and Parvrin enter the ancient capital of the benevolent dragon king Rurkan. It is a mausoleum, and only the king’s usurper, Skurkran remains alive in it, imprisoned in a timeless vault: Chapter 3: The City of the Water Lily Pond, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Serials Geordie’s werewolf avatar makes an offer that Geordie may refuse, but at the risk of becoming all werewolf, all the time: Eric J Kregel, The Shadow of Geordie Harris, part 3; conclusion.

‘Fern and Argus come from peoples for whom the wondrous is not foreign; they know the repercussions of striking deals between the worlds’: Shannon Joyce Prince, As Beautiful as Fish in a Dream, part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
A young courier aboard a spaceship finds that his speedy feet are needed for more than transmitting messages: Clyde Andrews, First Transition, part 1; conclusion.

The third story in the Shard Cycle takes a family out of a war zone and into the hinterlands, where they await the end of the world: Catfish Russ, Last Week, part 1; conclusion.

If daddy doesn’t show up for a birthday party, he must be God: Tim Simmons, Faith Awakening.
Flash
Fiction
A camera takes timeless pictures of evil: Sarah Hilary, Black Box.

Can Jack forgive Jill for accidentally starting a forest fire? Bruce Stirling, Jack and Jill.
Poetry Arnold Hollander, Shadows
Anna Ruiz, There’s No Place Like Here
Short
Poetry
Richard H. Fay, Old Mother Elder
Michael Lee Johnson, My Own Puppet
Fictional
Memoirs
In a visit to an exotic city, the strangest people there may be the tourists themselves: Oonah V Joslin, Trip to Tangier.

A family’s many lives revolve around the same Brooklyn neighborhood: Mel Waldman, The Apartment, part 1; conclusion.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Gary Inbinder.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 275: questions Little Faith.
Letters Gabriel Timar writes about Publishers and Literary Agents.
The Art
Gallery
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Room
Danielle L. Parker reviews Matt Browne, The Future Happens Twice.

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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