What’s in Issue 308
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts|
Raymond passes on the Domans’ instructions, the SOG-E does its final duty, and the shutdowns begin. Quo offers Raymond a remarkable gift. Maelene reveals her personal demon to Toni and then goes home, but she and Toni have some unfinished business ...
|Novella||High-placed government figures and shadowy financiers make big plans, but the real mover and shaker is a mysterious mercenary: S. H. Linden, A Stacked Deck, part 1; part 2.|
Some people who are down on their luck or are outcasts will need Fred Looseman to become Floozman, the bringer of scandalous abundance. Stay tuned; it won’t be just a bail-out: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman and the Traveling Entertainers, part 1|
French original: Floozman et les gens du voyage (complete)
New contributor Daniel S. Connolly shows an augur at work. Wait... just what is prognostication, anyway? The Luck of the Beekeeper, part 1; conclusion.|
Ian Cordingley weaves an intricates story about a gift from the stars that may or may not be one: Here With Me Now.
New contributor David Dunwoody shows what might happen when one takes an unauthorized grave ride. It’s not exactly what one might expect: Ministry.
New contributor Janet Yung raises a question: Why might anyone want a personality transplant? If you could be someone else, would you settle for Caroline? Trying To Be Caroline.
New contributor Zosimo Quibilan, Jr. paints a rainbow of colors at a drinking fountain: Rembo.|
New contributor Don Royster gives a lesson in what ‘cherry-picking’ intelligence data is all about: The Woman in the Cave.
If you steal a painting for your girlfriend, just make sure it doesn’t give her ideas about where to go without you: Gloria Watts, The Seascape.
|Poetry||Anna Ruiz, Damn Birds|
|John Stocks, Endgame|
|Memoir||New contributor Will Gray recounts first-hand a tank battle in the fall of 1944: Bail Out!.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Daniel S. Connolly, David Dunwoody, Will Gray, Zosimo Quibilan, Jr., Don Royster, and Janet Yung.|
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings revealed|
Bill Bowler, On The Three Kings
Don Webb, Iskald at Home in the World
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
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