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What’s in Issue 292

Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald discovers the Nekryans’ campsite. His thirst for vengeance leads him to make a very big mistake.
Chapter VI: King of Pain, part 3; part 4
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Josey watches Nikko do daredevil stunts on a high wire. He meets Madame Sonya, and then he’s being shot at by Straker.
Serial Grayson Thorne thirsts so much for the immortality offered by the Assyrian water demon that he’ll promise anything to get it: Tim Simmons, A Body of Water, part 3; part 4.
Neetham Banderdrake, messenger from the king, delivers a sealed scroll. It’s supposed to be about architecture, but it has his name in it: Joseph Howse, A Liar’s Grace, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Frank Minogue depicts the highly ironic fate of interstellar colonists: Sonny Boy.

What happens when a black fog settles over people’s memory? Hope for rescue: Marjorie Salzwedel, City of Strangers, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Stephanie Scarborough portrays murder most tasty: Visions of Hummus-cide.

The discovery of a rhododendron blossom can lead to dire consequences: Jennifer Walmsley, The Tequila Worm.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, For the Love of a Berry
John Stocks, The Letter
New contributor Katherine L. Michaels, Humpback Dreams
Memoir Mel Waldman, The Invisible Jew


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Katherine L. Michaels, Frank Minogue, and Stephanie Scarborough.
Challenge Challenge 292 sings A Round in a Round.
Contest 4 C. Meton, Quoth the Raven
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Kyle White interviews A. Lee Martinez.
News Doug Pugh announces The Whittaker Contest.

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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