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What’s in Issue 362

Novel George Pike reports back to Luce, the CEO of Hades, Inc. The project to save the Earth seems to be well under way, and George can now relax with two ladies who appear to have outwitted him: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
Serial A toothsome biscuit can be a nice treat, but a biscuit and a tooth may be the stuff of nightmares: Colin P. Davies, The Monster on Mandrake Street, part 2:1; part 2:2 conclusion.
In a distant future, Earth’s post-apocalypse children may seem very strange indeed, but one of them, at least, acknowledges a link to the past: Michele Dutcher, Time Sphere.

Never mind being careful what you wish for, be careful what you even think about — especially if you want romance rather than an arranged marriage: Bertil Falk, The Loser Is the Winner.

A dying monk recalls his early days in India and takes the symbolism of blood quite seriously: Diana Pollin, The Bloodless.

Do you have sleep problems? Do you want a print-out of your dreams? It may tell you more than you really want to know: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Dream Machine.
Chasing a deep fly ball and fending off invading space aliens: what’s the difference? Channie Greenberg, Betting on the Outfield.

New contributor Alexander Salas illustrates the old principle: “People take everything literally unless they’re told to do otherwise”: The Dream Cannibal.

Parker Jones knows a thing or two about raising worms, but he’s hopeless when it comes to eyeballs: Ron Van Sweringen, The Worm Bed.
Poetry John Stocks, Iona
Marta T. Coppola, World Round Grape
Marina J. Neary, Prometheus’ Delirium


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Alexander Salas.
Challenge Challenge 362 sees that things are now As In the Beginning.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Peter Watts, Blindsight
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

New audio: Colin P. Davies’ “The Monster on Mandrake Street” now has an audio version in five parts read by Crystalwizard.

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

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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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