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What’s in Issue 333

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Gulnor gradually regains awareness of himself as Breen as he sees through the illusion cast by his cousin Druin, now Pyre. Just in time, too: Breen and Pyre will need each other more than ever, although Breen retains stubborn doubts.
Book VI: The Puppet’s War
Episode 5: The Puppet
Episode 6: Moment of Decision
Novella Brian Mudd meets Lord Nagual, who prefers to be called Max. Lord Nagual is given to thunderous sarcasm, and even with a name like Max, one wonders just how chummy he really is: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 5.
Serial Vinal’s career as a priest seems to have reached a dead end; he can’t even convince the local villagers to resist space-alien raids. But the people have ideas and plans that will turn Vinal’s world upside down: Elaine Graham-Leigh, Why We Fight, part 1; part 2.
The commander of an interstellar expedition finds himself in the awkward position of having to choose between his crew and their mission: Ian Cordingley, Base Ten.

New contributor Bruce Durham introduces a future family boarding a spaceship for resettlement on an alien planet: Upstream.

When horses want to strike up a friendly conversation, you may as well go along with it; they’re too big to ignore: R. Scott McCoy, The Horse Cusser.

New contributor Ayesha Pervez portrays the life of a woman abused and uncared-for but proudly resistant nonetheless: Sanjeeda.
New contributor Tom Mahony finds sinister stories in the recesses of a recluse’s Windowless Van.

New contributor Keith Wallis depicts the memory of a last goodbye kiss: Clive’s Journey.
Poetry Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Junk Output
John Stocks, Fete


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bruce Durham, Tom Mahony, Ayesha Pervez, and Keith Wallis.
Challenge Challenge 333 reminds poets that The Ear Speaks.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

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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