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Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Little Yanosh comes to spend the weekend with Aunt Sonya and Uncle von Holzing. He examines Sonya’s knicknacks and potions. It’s a good move: he’s been having nightmares, and he’ll need all the help he can get.
Chapter 6: Last in Line, part 1
Serial Bud gives ‘Quiz’ some interesting information, but the would-be reporter has his own ideas about what he needs for a career-making Big Story: Jack P. Lowe, We Are You, part 4; part 5; conclusion.
New contributor James C. Clar introduces a mainlander tourist in Hawaii whose encounter with the volcano goddess costs him his skepticism: Fire and Water.

New contributor Terence Kuch puts robots on an emotional collision course with their human trainers: The Dragon’s Will, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Beware of friendly plants that like to be petted. Beck will show you why: Carol Reid, Wondergirls, part 1; conclusion.

‘Beam me up, Scotty’ would have been easy for Capt. Kirk to say, but in this scientific experiment, the transportee may not return the same way she left: E. S. Strout, Rapid Transit.
A becalmed ship forces the crew to choose between sacrifice by water or fire: Mark Dalligan, Adam’s Ale.

New contributor Andrew Sydlik shows that neither compulsive self-improvement nor self-destruction are of much avail against the proverbial 800-pound gorilla: Max and the Gorilla.
Poetry Richard H. Fay, Peg Powler
Michael Lee Johnson, Gingerbread Lady
Anna Ruiz, Nosferatu


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes James C. Clar and Andrew Sydlik.
Challenge Challenge 316 thinks it would be a good idea to Heed the Scandals.
The Art
Deep Bora, Rohtang Pass 3
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt Robert Laughlin, Vow of Silence

Bewildering Stories News

Forum: Our forum was the victim of a hard disk crash at Bewildering Stories’ old, traditional jinx server, as Jerry Wright explained in issue 315. Efforts have been under way to recover the contents. Meanwhile, a new forum has been available since last week. It largely resembles the old one but has new discussion topics and has a new location on Bewildering Stories’ server.

The only drawback is that participants must create a new forum account for themselves. But that’s actually an advantage: the procedure is designed to foil spambots. The old forum was besieged by hundreds of bogus registrations every week. We hope that any kinks will soon be ironed out in the new forum.

Thanks to Oonah V Joslin for supplying missing links for the bibliographies in our Biographies & Bibliographies between issues 300 and 310. The bibliographies are being updated.

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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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