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What’s in Issue 301

Novels Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald recalls his travels and the decisions that have brought him aboard the Omen bound for home.
Chapter XI Belonging, part 2; part 3

Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
Raymond finds the dissolution of Brighter Vale is nearly complete, and Maelene helps the men finish the job. The first Earth-Dome summit gets off to a bad start. Quo ups the ante, and Deep Fraught agrees to try a little harder.
Chapter 9: Los Angeles, California, part 3
Chapter 10: Las Vegas, Nevada, part 1; part 2
Novella The refugees finally meet the enemy they have been fleeing, and their watchword is ‘Listen’: Danielle L. Parker, The Bats of Elvidner, part 10; conclusion.
Serial Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman
Floozman, the super-hero of abundance, grants a dog’s wish but cannot fulfill his own:
What happens to love and intrigue when the world ends? John Birge, Extinction Burst, part 1; conclusion.

If a memory is painfully difficult to recover, there may be a reason for it: Ian Cordingley, Mental Block.

Want a second or umpteenth chance to do things right? Where does it end? Dwight Krauss, Do-Over.

Does time affect memory? Yes, but not when time has stopped: Sarah Ann Watts, Soon.
New contributor David H. Hendrickson issues a call for bids: A Half-Century of Greatness.

New contributor Chaz Siu depicts first aid for the scavenged: Pruitt’s Dilemma.
Poetry Richard H. Fay, Ethereal Journey
Anna Ruiz, Glass Heart
Michael Lee Johnson, Eclipse of Thought
Essay Why is Jane Austen’s Emma an unusual work? Bertil Falk, A Miracle Called Emma, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes David H. Hendrickson and Chaz Siu.
The Critics’
R D Larson demonstrates The Visual Effect of Poetry.
Pete Sierra and Don Webb discuss The Ending of “Death of a Stranger”.
Don Webb discusses Literary Origins.
Challenge Challenge 297 response, cont’d: Gabriel Timar, Recolonization, part 2
Challenge 300 response: Carmen Ruggero writes about “The Tower”.
Challenge 301 offers ironic advice: Have Brick, Will Chisel.
Letters Deep Bora relays news about the Insurgency in Assam.
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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