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What’s in Issue 320

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Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Druin is one unarmed man against three shiploads of barbarians. And he must rescue his fiancée unharmed.
Book I: The Wolves at the Wedding Feast
Episode 2: To Do Murder, part 1; part 2
Novella Tala Bar, Lunari
The marooned interstellar colonists begin to explore their new planet. Lilit recommends that they rely on the Incentive’s hitherto enigmatic computer.
Chapter 2: The Planet, part 1; part 2
Serial Audinita comes to a bleak realization about herself. She’s not only in a dead-end job, she’s in a dead-end life: Sally K. Lehman, Small Minutes, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Will Endres Jr. introduces Derek, a drug-ridden villain speeding away in his car to the Devil knows where: Hell Camino.

One can always count on a cat to come home, however long it may take: Mary King, Cleetus.

What does it profit a farmer to sell his land and lose its soul? Dwight Krauss, The Absence of Land.

New contributor Robert N. Stephenson puts a strange new birth at the center of a rebellion against space-alien exploitation: The Takers, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Norman Whipple is tormented by what he sees as his coreligionists’ hypocrisy, and he bears out the meaning of the ancient injunction ‘Judge not, lest you be judged...’: John W. Steele, The Bells of St. Michael’s, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Brian George gives a dark glimpse of a cultural and generational gap: My Son Skates By.

New contributor Robert Owen shows how precognition can take bizarre turns on the way to happiness: A Love Story in Five Minutes.
Poetry Mark Bonica, Dream Lovers
Anna Ruiz, Blank Canvas


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Will Endres, Jr., Brian George, and Robert N. Stephenson.
Challenge Challenge 320 conjugates a verb from Rabelais: Trinc, Tranc, Trunc.
Challenge 320 Response: John W. Steele discusses Norman’s Choice.
The Art
Deep Bora, Shimla
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Jonathan Barnes, The Somnambulist
Editorial Don Webb, “To Be” and Not ‘To be’

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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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