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What’s in Issue 293

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Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Once again hauled off to a slave market, Iskald feels he has just about had enough. But Isla and Princess Laela beg to differ.
Chapter VII: Darkness Before Dawn, part 1; part 2
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Prof. von Holzing and Tricia wonder where Josey is. He’s with Tamara. But Straker has to worry about someone else: Madame Sonya.
Serial The Assyrian water demon Hudor Diabolos knows how to make an offer that the helpless Grayson Thorne can’t refuse. But Hudor is above all a trickster: Tim Simmons, A Body of Water, conclusion.
New contributor Tim W. Burke recounts a satirical alternate history of Our Confounding Father, Benjamin Franklin.

Sometimes the artificial stresses of modern life make a man want to return to nature: Bosley Gravel, Jocko Homo, part 1; conclusion.

The next time you receive a message ‘from the desk of’ someone, you may wonder whether to take the phrase literally: Corey Mesler, From the Desk of Jojo Self, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor M. Anton Mitts brings us into the weird, weird world of Body Snatching, part 1; conclusion.
Where is this prison, and who is in it? Tiffany Andersen, In My Cell.

What ‘commodities’ does Ben have to gamble with? Oonah V. Joslin, Casino.

New contributor Eric W. Knight warns against assuming that time-travel intervention is a futile and ironic gesture: Time Is Not Self-Healing.
John Stocks, Norwegian Sunset


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tim W. Burke, Eric W. Knight, and H. Anton Mitts.
Challenge Challenge 293 wonders where is That Confounded Bottle?
Contest 4 Michael A. Potter, The Quacking Ducktective
Letters Carol Reid writes about John Stocks’ poetry.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Neal Asher, Prador Moon.

Bewildering Stories News

Prizes from Drollerie Press: Comment with a link to your favorite Bewildering Stories story, poem, article, feature, etc. at Drollerie Press this month (June, 2008) and you will be entered in a drawing for a free e-book copy of Confessions of the Creature. See below for details from Drollerie Press and links.

[From Deena Fisher, editor at Drollerie Press:] Gary Inbinder, author of Confessions of the Creature, besides being a writer who immerses his readers in historically accurate detail contained in an absorbing story complete with epic themes, is also an editor at Bewildering Stories.

Bewildering Stories is an online ’zine that focuses on giving new authors a start. They also publish reviews, interviews, articles, and features. There’s a huge amount of content on their website. It astounds me (and sometimes bewilders, if you’ll pardon the pun), every time I visit.

As a thank you to the readers and contributors of Bewildering Stories, we’re running a drawing for the month of June. Comment on this post and let us know which story, feature, article, or interview you’ve enjoyed the most (with a link, please, so we can enjoy it too) and we’ll enter you into a drawing to win a copy of Confessions of the Creature.

Also, from now until the 4th of July, use the coupon code “bewildered” to get an additional 10% off of anything in the Drollerie Press bookshop.

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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