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What’s in Issue 317

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Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Litte Yanosh’s curiosity about the strange objects in Sonya’s house comes in handy when a sinister visitor arrives at midnight, from the Old Country.
Chapter 6: Last in Line, part 2; chapter’s end
New contributor J(ae)D Brames observes that ‘Real magic is far more austere than flash and illusion’: Exposing Magic.

The last of the persecuted Winged folk aspires to seek refuge in beauty: Bertil Falk, The Space of Eternity.

Adopted children may be curious about their birth parents, but Lane is an extreme case. He’s so obsessed with his identity that he’ll go to any lengths and stop at nothing to find his birth mother: Dwight Krauss, Face to Face, part 1; conclusion.

Joel Bedford, an aspiring pre-law student, quick-wittedly confronts a crude ‘Joe College’ practical joke. He may be able to work out his ethical dilemmas, but if he only knew what danger he’s in... Richard K. Lyon, Pigs at the Fraternity Party.

New contributor Lloyd Poast has young Lance take a shortcut through a haunted wood and into a surrealistic dream world: Blink, part 1; conclusion.
What do characters do when their Author isn’t thinking about them? Kaolin Fire, Keep to the Fringe.

Orange space aliens? Who or what can top that? Michael A. Kechula, Blueberry Pie.

New contributor Ivan Latinkic portrays a romantic reunion guided by a benevolent spirit: Gazing at the Edge of the Ocean.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, Return of the Beloved
John Stocks, World’s End


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes J(ae)D Brames, Ivan Latinkic, and Lloyd Poast.
Challenge Challenge 317 is at Rock Bottom Low and Digging.
The Art
Deep Bora, The Brahmaputra
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Dave Duncan, Ill Met in the Arena.

Bewildering Stories News

Deceased: Bewildering Stories regrets to inform you that Richard K. Lyon died at his home in Fargo, North Dakota on November 21, 2008, at the age of 73. Dr. Lyon was a scientist, an inventor, a prolific author of science fiction and fantasy, and a contributor to Bewildering Stories. His novel The Long Dark Road to Wizardry will begin as scheduled in issue 319. Two of his stories are included in issues 317 and 318 both in tribute and in anticipation of the Christmas season.

Bibliographies: The bibliographies have been brought up to date in our Biographies & Bibliographies. Contributors please tell the Managing Editor if anything has been overlooked.

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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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