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What’s in Issue 338

Novella In a pastoral setting, Brian Mudd is beset by his evil ‘ally’ Nestor. What to do when a demon nags you? Punt! John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 10; chapter 11.
Serial How does Fred Looseman’s life go when he’s not Floozman but working at his day job? One thing is sure, it’s a handicap that he’s not a robot: Bertrand Cayzac, Fred Looseman’s Maintenance DiaryLe Cahier de maintenance de Fred Looseman
New contributor R. J. Astruc depicts a lonely man who collects and refurbishes discarded androids: The Wife Collector.

What’s eating at your tent in the wilderness: a toothy slug? If so, then it may have yogic implications, but otherwise... Tantra Bensko, Animals Under the Skin, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Jim Pendrick takes an urban legend to a grotesque conclusion: Cubicle 1.
If you like puns, this is for you; otherwise not: Richard K. Lyon, Loophole.

New contributor Kenny Rooney depicts a devout soul in a war-torn land: Adhan.
Bill Bowler, Reading Wallace Stevens
Anna Ruiz, Past the Point of No Return
Memoir Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Two: The Violent Jungle
In the same situation but with a loaded gun at hand, what would you have done? Moral force has strength in numbers:
The Price of Compassion


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes R J Astruc, Jim Pendrick, and Kenny Rooney.
Challenge Challenge 338 Reach for Your Revolver
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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