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What’s in Issue 318

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Forgiving others is easy; forgiving oneself requires outside help: Rob Crandall, All Things Are Possible.

Agape is good, crime is bad — except for adepts of the dark side, and even they may succumb to temptation: Bertil Falk, The Apostolic Destruction, part 1; conclusion.

A released convict plays a very strange game of poker. The stakes are his soul and an odd body part: Richard K. Lyon, Strangers on the Night Train, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Diana Pollin shows how even so little a thing as shoes may seal the fate of a friendly teacher who’s just a little too set in her ways: The Other Side of 59th Street.

Clothes dryers are tidy by nature. Equip one with artificial intelligence and it may even become kindly enough to move heaven and earth for a friend: Catfish Russ, The Favor.

Some relationships are just not meant to be, even by the light of the moon: Lewayne L. White, Worlds Apart.
New contributor Brian C. Baer brings robots and people together in a common bond: The Robot Whisperer.

It’s never too early to start asking the right questions: Oonah V Joslin, Magical Thinking.
Poetry Mark Bonica, My Piano
Edward C. Doerr, Pallbearer
Mel Waldman, Triptych


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brian C. Baer and Diana Pollin.
Challenge Challenge 318 Wot Say?
Letters Bertil Falk, The Smorgasbord
The Art
Carmen Ruggero, Woops; Say Wot!
NASA: Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

Observation Two: Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation Two is now available at Bewildering Press. You can use this link or the cover image link on the home page.

Year’s end: This is the last regular issue of 2008. The Fourth Quarterly Review will appear on December 22; the Annual Review, on December 29. Regular publication will resume with issue 319 on January 5, 2009. Happy Bewildering Holidays, everyone!

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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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