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What’s in Issue 303

Novels Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald has to assert himself in order to enter the gate of his own castle, but then Aezubah welcomes him home:
Chapter XII Heritage, part 2; part 3

Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
The Domans make their initial delivery of payment in kind, and Raymond prepares the ground for the Chicago summit. Toni is in trouble again. Raymond to the rescue! His plans are disrupted, but the government team is in far worse shape. It’s tough going at the summit, even after the Domans have re-asserted their presence with some fine free samples.
Chapter 13: Meet You Midway, part 1; part 2
Chapter 14: A Lowly Summit, part 1
Novella The marriageable lads attend a fine ball, but they far outnumber the ladies, one of whom has cause to change her mind after an unfavorable first impression: Bertil Falk, Bias and Vanity, part 2; part 3.
Serial Tommaso dances a breathtaking tango with Grassona, who is exceedingly taken with him: Emanuele Pettener, Grassona, part 2; part 3.
A young boy’s disillusionment with a performer of children’s shows is transformed in the far reaches of space: Resha Caner, Captain Bob Presents Tales From Planet X, part 1; conclusion.

Jon’s spaceship will take him and Annie only so far, but it’s far enough: Robert H. Prestridge, Homecoming.

What price glory in space exploration? Catfish Russ, Silent Moon.

In emergency rooms, doctors and patients are always shadowed: Matt Shaner, The Shadows.
New contributor Aeros shows that space aliens can make nice pets, depending on what and who they are: The Eve of Wayward.

New contributor Pavelle Wesser depicts bad memories coming to life in a subway: Think You Know?
Poetry Anna Ruiz, Thor’s Gift to a Child
Mary B. McArdle, Sonnet to the Suspension of Reality


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Aeros and Pavelle Wesser.
Challenge Challenge 303 says Call the Cops.
Letters Crystalwizard, Leather Lizardesses of the Lurid Lounge
The Art
Crystalwizard, The Lion Hunter
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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