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What’s in Issue 300

Novels Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald finds that even victory has its price. After far journeys he now intends to sail for home.
Chapter X Redefinition, part 5
Chapter XI Belonging, part 1

Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
Deep Fraught is too busy expanding the empire to pay attention to a mere space-alien trade initiative. Meanwhile, there’s steady progress in breaking up Brighter Vale. Toni and Maelene are all over the place, and their relationship settles down in time for their return to Doman service alongside Raymond Graves.
Chapter 8: Murky Depths
Chapter 9: Los Angeles, California, part 1; part 2
Novella In the dark tunnels of the Silent Ones, the prisoners come to a triple fork in the path and have no clue where to turn: Danielle L. Parker, The Bats of Elvidner, part 7; part 8; part 9.
Serial ‘Thirty-Eight feels himself walking along some far-reaching pier, yes, walking along its shell-white boards with the salty winds and the peace of the blue knuckles of the sea’: Zane Coker, Victim of the Avenues, part 2; conclusion.
The traditional Cinderella story concentrates on shoes; this one doesn’t overlook the gown: P. I. Barrington, The Faerie Ball, part 1; conclusion.

Navy divers on holiday explore a town drowned in a man-made lake: Brian C. Petroziello, The Tower, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

‘So is this woman real? This woman who sees a nonexistent day?’ Yes. And no: Shannon J. Prince, Amorphous Day.
Dead leaves in a flowing brook, love’s old song, and thou, beneath the bough: Gary Inbinder, A Warbler in a Dying Oak.

Pete Sierra depicts a hospitalized patient who witnesses the Death of a Stranger.
Poetry Thomas B. White, Winter Urban Party-Going Scene
Richard H. Fay, My Alien Love
Mel Waldman, Cool
Essays Ed Burger, A Duck is Not a Human, conclusion
Future History: New contributor Richard Thieme, Break, Memory, part 1; conclusion


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Richard Thieme.
Challenge Challenge 297 Response: Gabriel Timar, Recolonization?
Challenge 300: Give, Take, and Make a Break
Challenge 300 Response: Carmen Ruggero, Cinderellas, Then and Now
Letters Bertil Falk, Taking the Measure of the Sun
Richard Thieme, The What and Why
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day

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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