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What’s in Issue 334

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Pyre advises caution, but Breen feels he must rush to the aid of the captured princess. The two cousins have quite different objectives; have they come to a final parting of ways?
Book VI: The Puppet’s War
Episode 7: Six Black Doors
Novella Brian tells how he became indentured to Lord “Max” Nagual: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 6.
Serial The villagers have made their decision about their Chi’me overlords; now Vinal must make his: Elaine Graham-Leigh, Why We Fight, part 3; conclusion.
The coat of vengeance is one size fits all: Germán Amatto, To Share a DestinyCompartir un destino.

New contributor Brenton Harper-Murray introduces Leo, a psychiatric patient whose hallucinations are very sticky for all he meets: Unstuck.

Little Tommy feels driven to hold a Viking funeral for his older brother Ed’s crashed model airplane. It’s something Ed himself has done before, and it seems appropriate before Ed goes to Korea: Gary Inbinder, Icarus.

New contributor Patrick Iversen sends the dwarf Arvid and his son Tomas on a perilous mission to collect troll’s blood as a medication for Ingri’s rare disease. The trouble with trolls is that they do not heed polite entreaties: Stone Cold Deception, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
The marvel of technological progress is that one generation can even communicate with another: Michael D. Brooks, Back in My Day.

Applied veterinary medicine can owe a lot to experience: Arnold Hollander, The Foot Treatment.
Anna Ruiz, Beggar
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Michael E. Lloyd, part 1; conclusion


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Brenton Harper-Murray and Patrick Iversen.
Challenge Challenge 334 wonders about Unsolved Puzzles.
Letters Michele Dutcher, The Creepy Guy
Mark Koerner, The Flint Forest
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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