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What’s in Issue 306

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Novels Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald defeats the Vikings and makes Lyons a new world power.
Chapter XIII A New Beginning, part 5; part 6

Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
In New Orleans, Toni is laid back, but Maelene is still unhappy with the Domans and worried for the city’s future. Upstarts on Dome are causing its Council President great dismay, and there’s mixed news of the Missions. Kristy receives her mild desserts in the House while Raymond looks into the Members’ hearts. The Domans assess the latest news from home, and Quo reveals the results of her Truth Delta Analysis.
Novella Thebazile spurns Mizz Yzrad but then realizes he may have made a big mistake: Bertil Falk, Bias and Vanity, part 8.
Serial Schwartz reveals a very disturbing nightmare of his: Maxwell James, Losing Schwartz, part III; part IV.
After dining on suspiciously tasty food, don’t look in the restaurant’s meat locker(s): P. S. Gifford, Strong Stomachs, part 1; conclusion.

A mad scientist and his dog hide out on an island on the wrong side of the law: Terry J. Larson, A Dog’s Worst Enemy, part 1; conclusion.

What kind of world is it when you have to escape into reality rather than from it? William J. Piovano, Escapism, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
The theme of the film Alien takes a couple of decidedly new twists: Nik Perring, Zalon the Hairdresser.

New contributor Sharon Poppen depicts an ‘innocent abroad’ who is either too much or too little of one for the Marquis de Sade: A Weirdo in the Dungeon.
Poetry Oonah V Joslin, Celestial Sunflower
John Stocks, All My Dreams
Anna Ruiz, Your Tent of Dreams


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sharon Poppen.
The Critics’
The Review Editors ask Who’s Doing What?
Challenge Challenge 306 reiterates the motto: “There Is No Story So Truly Bewildering...” as reality.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

On the Net: To celebrate the opening of the Large Hadron Collider, we bring you a truly Bewildering physics lesson in the latest fashion: The Large Hadron Rap.

Reminder: Issue 307 will be the last of the summer quarter (or winter, in the Southern Hemisphere). The all-important Third Quarterly Review will appear on September 29th.

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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