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What’s in Issue 305

Novels Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald reunites a palace servant with her mother. The enemy outnumbers the Lyonese 7 to 1, but Iskald has a daring plan: he’ll surround them.
Chapter XIII A New Beginning, part 2; part 3; part 4

Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
DF engineers some buck-passing, but the Washington summit stalls. Kristy makes a confession, but it looks cosy with Veight, Pruston and Graves closing ranks. The Mater’s Captain is frustrated but opts for patience while Quo assesses the sorry situation.
Novella After the party and the zero-gravity dancing, spirits are high, but Thebazile has mixed feelings. Bertil Falk, Bias and Vanity, chapter 6; chapter 7.
Serial New contributor Maxwell James depicts political activism from the inside: Losing Schwartz, part I; part II.
Two shady characters share a kind of ‘Midas touch’: Ken Dean, Gifted.

New contributor Lauren C. Freeman paints a dark comic picture of a A Free Lunch, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor J. R. Hume explores love among artificial intelligences: I, Romeo.
New contributor Daniel R. Cross depicts a blind man’s mysterious meeting with a friend in a graveyard: Visions of Truth.

A bug ought to heed her elders and listen to her lessons: Katherine L. Michaels, Siya.

Running up credit card debt? The zombies will have to pay: Lyndon G. Perry, Scary Moments.
Poetry John Grey, Night Job
Anna Ruiz, An Un-Poem
New contributor Laura G. Weldon, What It’s Like
Essay A voice from long ago says that Skara has a beauty all its own: Bertil Falk, A Criticism of Critics.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Daniel R. Cross, Lauren C. C. Freeman, Maxwell James, and Laura G. Weldon.
Challenge Challenge 305 is perplexed: They Went Whichaway?
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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