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What’s in Issue 324

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Druin seeks his grandfather’s home, Floating Mountain, and approaches the Valley of the Bones in the company of a band of barbarians. A sinister Dark Lady leaves the barbarians dried-out husks, but Druin does not quite escape: he will have to deal with her once the reaches the inn at World’s End.
Book III: The Wind at World’s End
Episode 1: The Dark Lady
Episode 2: Wind Wolves, part 1
Novella Tala Bar, Lunari
The Controller at last permits the Lunarians to ask questions; and contact with the original settlers opens new possibilities for all.
Chapter 5: Visions of Earth, part 1; conclusion
Serial The writers’ group is becoming restive, and the hero is coming under increasing pressure to read the story of Hilbert: E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert, part 2.
Who ever thought that space flight could be such fun? Michael D. Brooks, Wind Rider.

A wounded veteran of WW2 encounters one from the 17th century: L. Roger Quilter, The Tidy Ghost of Rook Manor

Who knows what art may symbolize? Sometimes even the artist is at a loss for words: Robert N. Stephenson, Yellow Dresses.

New contributor Graham Storrs depicts an alien invasion against which both religion and science seem powerless: Skyball, part 1; conclusion.
Tell us, Snippet, from the perspective of eternity, what is this all about? Oonah V. Joslin, The Writing Room.

New contributor Kim Rush shows that mere mortals can’t solve divine problems: The Impossible Case.
Poetry Laura Weldon, Hurrying Sustenance
New contributor Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Bemused
Anna Ruiz, Just Before It Rains
Essay New contributor Nükhet Barlas discusses Apocalypse and Butterfly Flap.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nükhet Barlas, Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Kim Rush, and Graham Storrs.
Challenge Challenge 324: goes On a Prayer and a Wing.
Challenge 324 Response: Graham Storrs and Don Webb discuss Invasion from Outer Space.
Interview Ron Bales interviews Tantra Bensko on Lucid Fiction.
The Art
Nükhet Barlas, Blue Hole
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

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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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