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What’s in Issue 294

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Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald realizes he has a problem in his romance with the king’s daughter. He’s what amounts to an enemy alien.
Chapter VII Darkness Before Dawn, part 3
Chapter VIII The Memory Remains, part 1
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Straker’s and Josey’s wounds are tended to. Madame Sonya learns that Hector is a vedmak, but then she disappears.
Chapter 2: A Friend in Need, part 1; part 2; part 3
In a dying culture on a dead world, the younger generation has to be tough and unsentimental: Gary Beck, The Last Glance.

Mandy needs money to treat her husband’s illness. Selling a form of immortality is harder than it sounds; maybe crime will pay: R D Larson, Legacy Portal, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Andrew Males tells the story of a murder from the weapon’s point of view: Knifepoint.

New contributor Rebecca McNulty depicts the emotions of desperation and despair where magic seems to fail: Fireside.
New contributor Catherine DiCairano shows how, even in romance, one might do the right thing for the wrong reasons: Top Scorer.

New contributor Christina Martin portrays in a prose poem a man who is truly in touch with nature: Tim’s Transformation.

Mel Waldman holds a conversation with a friendly lie detector: Polygraph.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, Out of Season
Anna Ruiz, Kali Meets Medusa


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Catherine DiCairano, Andrew Males, and Rebecca McNulty.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories examines “Kali Meets Medusa
Challenge Challenge 293 response: Carmen Ruggero, “A Body of Water
Contest 4 L. Roger Quilter, Raztan of the Grapes
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Lewayne L. White reviews Frank Darabont, dir. The Mist (film review)

Jerry Wright reviews S. M. Stirling, In the Courts of the Crimson Kings.

Bewildering Stories News

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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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