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Novel 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 ...
Chapter 26: Now You See It ...
Chapter 27: Stirred, Not Shaken
Chapter 28: Society’s Child, part 1; part 2
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.
Serial 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.
The Critics’
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings revealed
Bill Bowler, On The Three Kings
Don Webb, Iskald at Home in the World
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day

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“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

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