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What’s in Issue 384

Novel Detective O’Leary finds out who bombed the Net server. Now the question is: to what end?
Karlos Allen, Rusted Chrome
Day Three, part 3; part 4
Novella The door opens on Flea and Honey, Floater and Shirley to reveal an irate Mr. Loom. In the aftermath, Flea hesitates; and after Nick’s intrusion, Honey has doubts:
Bill Bowler, High School Honey
Chapter 16: Home from Connecticut
Chapter 17: Hesitation
Chapter 18: Doubts
Serial Capt. Jim Blunt travels to the frontier world Thimble. His job: to resolve the problem of pestiferous semi-intelligent native species. His contract is implicitly that of hired gun, but Blunt’s nature is to ask questions first and shoot only if he has to:
Danielle L. Parker, Reaper, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; part 6
New contributor Rick Borger takes a rebellious teenager, Phyllis, to a place where the dinosaurs are big and hungry and the human beings may be both less and more than they seem: Timeshare Vacation.

New contributor Colleen Quinn salutes the loving, lovable androids of yore: Dancing Fool.

Francis Glynn goes mad in a loveless marriage. His escape might be funny if it weren’t so sad: Daniel Shebses, Miranda.
Why did the lovely lady invite the man to her place? The answer is in Grandmother’s volcanic bauble: John Ritchie, Where I Hide the Djinn.

A time-traveling runner brings a fateful message to a despondent young man: Farida Samerkhanova, My Second Death — (in Russian; in Tatar)
Poetry John Stocks, In the Showroom Cinema: October
Oonah V. Joslin, Tree Surgeon
Memoir New contributor Eric G. Müller recounts a vision of a ghostly horse at night on a road in Zululand: The Horse.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Rick Borger and Eric G. Müller.
Challenge Challenge 384 To the Tracks and Back Again
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art

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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