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What’s in Issue 369

Novel Sarina tells a bizarre story about her relations with famous historical figures. Steven’s ghost reappears and is somewhat more communicative than before, but questions about him and his intentions remain:
Robert N. Stephenson, Uttuku
Serial What happens when Fred Looseman tries to act as Floozman without being Floozman? The consequences are quixotic indeed:
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman
Peace on Earth is a fine wish, but in this case it comes from Earth orbit: Paul Carlson, Santayana Station, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Mark Kertzman portrays the Wild-West universe of the outer Solar System, where prospectors and haulers alike are governed by a Code — of chivalry: Titan Run, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Who’s the “monster,” and what does he or she really look like? Rachel Parsons, I Married a Monster, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Leonard Schlenz depicts a world where evolution has had to go into high speed: My Eyes Leak Pus and My Toes Feel Gummy.

A latter-day Pied Piper foreshadows the fate of a temple’s erstwhile pets: Ajay Vishwanathan, Bhima.
Green is the color of envy, a sin that can lead to the darkest depths: Sean Monaghan, Into the Green Pit.

New contributor Casey Whitworth recounts a mental trip into a city’s dark side: Bang.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, I’m So Glad We Took Over
Oonah V. Joslin, Accomplice to the Hawk


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Leonard Schlenz and Casey Whitworth.
Challenge Challenge 369: Feed Birds Cleverly
Editorial Don Webb, Where’s My Short Story?
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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