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What’s in Issue 309

Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
The liberated lovers choose the sweet rather than the bitter in New York City, and Janis Ian’s songs bring back memories. Dublin gives Toni and Maelene some focus. Lucia and the Chief give Salvatore — and Venice — a very special farewell gift.
Novella The shadowy figures want to stop Faust. Fighting fire with fire means lighting a bigger one: S. H. Linden, A Stacked Deck, part 3; part 4.
Serial Fred Looseman hears Zachariah’s song, and Floozman responds: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman and the Traveling Entertainers, part 2.
New contributor Rob Crandall shows that when you feel alone, someone may make sure you’re Never Alone.

When going into this far-future amusement park, be sure to mind the dress code: Bertil Falk, The Color of Disappearance.

New contributor Lee Gimenez depicts a mechanized political future: We the People.

New contributor Eric Watts shows that nothing is so deadly as Friendly Fire.
New contributor Carol A. Cole sends a heedless astronaut to wait unknowingly for the Time for the Tide.

Spoons can tap out a merry rhythm, but what music do the other utensils make, unbidden, when no one is watching? Robert A. Dollesin, Spoons.

Weird, no doubt, but it all depends on your point of view: L. Roger Quilter, People Are Weird.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, Reservoir Storm
John W. Steele, Words
Memoirs Darby Mitchell, The Car That Wouldn’t Go
Laura G. Weldon, Piper, Pipe That Song Again


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Carol A. Cole, Rob Crandall, and Lee Gimenez.
The Critics’
Bill Bowler, A Mind-Bending Trip
Challenge Challenge 309 recommends that you Hold Your Fire.
Challenge 309 Response: Gary Inbinder, Clearing the Deck
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Terry Brooks, Armageddon’s Children.

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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