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What’s in Issue 344

Novel George Pike has been shot dead, or so it seems. His afterlife has some agreeable amenities, but it also seems to be dominated by competing corporate empires. The least confining has the ominous name of Hades, Ltd.: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, chapter 1, part 1, part 2; chapter 2
Novella Brian and Karen seem to be converging at the level of dreams. Lord Max Nagual shows his face to Brian for the first time: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 22; chapter 23.
Serial New contributor James C. G. Shirk introduces Molly, a little girl who has the magical ability to make plants grow. But Molly’s paranormal talent is unique, and that causes problems: Green Thumb, part 1; part 2.
An old mansion, a prospective couple, and fine fashions from 1910. The mystery is a missing necklace: Mary B. McArdle, Vintage Fashions, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

What were the flying saucers, anyway? General Frederick Clark reveals that everything you’ve ever heard about them is true — as well as anything you may not yet have heard — from Abductions to Zeta Trianguli: Catfish Russ, The Bitter Truth About Flying Saucers, part 1; conclusion.

A mobile home that runs like a chicken? You would have had to be there: Tamara Sheehan, Us, and the World.
New contributor L. J. Geoffrion implies that people may be more than they seem in the middle of the night at the Rehab Center, Third Shift.

What’s the old saying about academic politics? It’s so bitter because the stakes are so small: Oonah V. Joslin, Pure Research.
Francine Schwartz, When I Was a Fish
Jennifer Stakes, Chess
Essay Thomas R. Willits reviews film and TV remakes and thematic series. Who’s your favorite James Bond? To Reboot or Not to Reboot? part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes L. J. Geoffrion and James C. G. Shirk.
Challenge Challenge 344 savors Ice Cream at the Witching Hour.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Michelle Sagara, Cast in Shadow
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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