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What’s in Issue 361

Novel George Pike prepares to return to home base. In the process he makes a virtual connection with some unusual women:
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
Serial Parvo is the Pestmeister of Pestworld. Murder shouldn’t happen, and walking down Mandrake Street is way out of his comfort zone: Colin P. Davies, The Monster on Mandrake Street, part 1:1; part 1:2.
New contributor Arthur C. Carey tackles the ‘great man’ theory of history and shows that time-travelers must be very careful what they wish for: Prisoners of the Future.

A writer discovers that writing a horror story and actually living in one are not quite the same thing: Neil Crabtree, While Researching a Horror Story, part 1; conclusion.

Who is that strange man in the restaurant? He may be someone you’ve already met, by accident: Pedro Blas González, The Man at Table Five, part 1; conclusion.

A time traveler discovers he’s been mistaken all along about the purpose of time traveling: Kevin Grover, The Sentinel v. 1.0.

New contributor Anitha Murthy takes art appreciation beyond the ultimate: Picture Perfect.
A university seminar takes on a Halloween hue: Gary W. Crawford, The Seminar.

Remember the children’s song about the spider and the waterspout? What if the spider is really a haunt in the plumbing? Jennifer Stakes, Eensy Weensy.
Poetry Arnold Hollander, Leaving
Anna Ruiz, In the Hall of Splintered Mirrors
Bertil Falk, John Lennon, in memoriam
Oonah V. Joslin, What Ever Happened to Tea — and Sympathy?
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, I Saw Myself


Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Joshua Sikora, of New Renaissance Pictures.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Arthur Carey, Kevin Grover, and Anitha Murthy.
Challenge Challenge 361 asks What Time Would It Have Been?
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews J. Saunders Elmore, The Amateur American.
The Art
New contributor Iris Brinkborg, Lyckolundastad
Space NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

Happy birthday to our Coordinating Editor Bill Bowler, whose birthday coincides with the date of this issue. Congratulations, Bill, and keep up the good work!

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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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