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What’s in Issue 335

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
In the end, Breen learns first hand what Druin and Pyre’s hidden quest is: to thwart the threat from the ‘perfect mirror’: if the ‘real’ side of the mirror is good, then the other side must be its mirror image. And the story ends with a banquet that is the mirror image of the one at its beginning.
Book VI: The Puppet’s War
Episode 8: The Voice in the Flame
Episode 9: Hell Come to Supper, conclusion
Novella Brian Mudd tells what Lord Nagual demands of him. Does the Nagual call himself ‘Max’ because he’s the ‘maximum demon’? One has to wonder: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 7.
Serial New contributor Sarah Trachtenberg introduces an obscure psychology professor who undertakes research into the process of acquiring public notoriety. This is his report: Manufacturing Celebrity, part 1.
New contributor V. Ulea tells a whimsical tale of a good witch and a bad witch. Or is it about two sisters? Or two cats? Or a sorceress and her cats? You figure it out: The Two Witches of Vildaretz.

Tammy feels sorry for herself, but she doesn’t know the half of it: in the darkness, someone is taking pictures of her life: Tom Underhill, Smile, part 1; conclusion.

If you like your family doctor, he or she won’t have had anything like the undergraduate career of Matt Laux: Erik Weiss, Student Learning, part 1; conclusion.
There’s strength in numbers, both in the game of poker and in life: Nick Allen, The Poker School.

New contributor Brian Trent gives a new twist to the old theme of post-apocalypse literature: what if the remnants of civilization are not grandiose monuments but something more mundane and practical? A Rupture in Ragnarok.
Poetry Ashutosh Ghildiyal, To Innocence
John Stocks, To Waverly
Memoir Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Scenes adapted from real life in the history of Gabriel Timar and his family:
Book One: The Pleasant Jungle
The Birth of the Clan


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sarah Trachtenberg, Brian Trent, and V. Ulea.
Challenge Challenge 335 Now You See... What?
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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