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What’s in Issue 312

Novella Janeway, Nino and Faust take care of the ‘bad guys’, but Faust has a change of heart: S. H. Linden, A Stacked Deck, part 9; conclusion.
Serial Financial superhero Floozman does as much as he can before reverting to Fred Looseman. Now the rest of the bail-out is up to the traveling circus: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman and the Traveling Entertainers, conclusion.
New contributor Michael D. Brooks shows disgruntled workers taking a cue from Agatha Christie in weaving The Water Cooler Conspiracy.

A prisoner contemplates crime and punishment, freedom and unfreedom, the real and the ideal: Neil Crabtree, Assume.

New contributor Dylan Fox depicts a family’s twists in time: The 14:08 from Liverpool Street.

New contributor Clark Gilbert, recounts a crisis in the day of an accountant who has an eidetic memory: The Day of Concern, part 1; conclusion.

Leonard is fixated on the menace of birds, but he alone is aware of it: John W. Steele, Birdman, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Robert Andersen takes an airline trip of self-sacrifice: Pan Am Jesus.

Oonah V Joslin warns us not to be sure that frankenfoods Don’t Grow on Trees.

New contributor Chris Yodice shows a hopeful picture from The Not Too Late Show.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, The Lotus Eaters and the Cloud People
Stuart Sharp, Anti-Haiku


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Michael D. Brooks, Dylan Fox, Clark Gilbert, and Chris Yodice.
Challenge Challenge 312 Let’s Begin at the End...
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Marie Brennan, Midnight Never Come

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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