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What’s in Issue 332

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Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
A magician challenges King Practus, but Breen — as Gulnor — interrupts the performance. All hell breaks loose, and Gulnor flees with the princess through a magic door. And that’s when the trouble really begins...
Book VI: The Puppet’s War
Episode 3: Through the Black Door
Episode 4: The Marchers of Darkness
Novel Brian explains how he met Lord Nagual in the astral planes and what their relationship is: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 3; chapter 4.
Serial Some problems are so thorny that only extraterrestrial intervention can resolve them: Jack Alcott, The Visitors, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Kenneth E. Herritt shows how a childlike robot learns what meaning is: A Higher Purpose.

In a post-meltdown world, some may be more suited for survival than others: Catfish Russ, A Fighting Chance.

Two ladies shouldn’t wear the same outfits to a party. But how about two clones with the same boyfriend? There just may be a solution, but it will take a trip to the edge of the universe to find it: E. S. Strout, Time Share.

New contributor Robert S. Tyler accounts for the significance of an elaborate tattoo: Skin Deep, part 1; conclusion.
Two people are both in the right place at the wrong time: Sally K. Lehman, Anachronism.

Who are the ‘workless’, really? It depends on how you look at them: Julie Wornan, Workless of the World.
Poetry New contributor Steven D. Bennett, The Last Evening of Molly Malone
Anna Ruiz, I Was a Great Oak Once
New contributor A. Frank Bower, The Middle-Age Spinal Curve


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes A. Frank Bower, Kenneth E. Herritt, and Robert S. Tyler.
Challenge Challenge 332 goes Back to the Basic.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Editorial Don Webb, Occasional Literature

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

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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