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What’s in Issue 391

Novel Donna is drawn to the spirit-soaked spires of Oxford in her search for those who are corrupting the world before her very eyes. And then her new comrade Shaun leads her on to Cambridge:
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book I: Windmills Everywhere
Chapter 3: Dreaming the Blues, part 1; part 2; part 3
Novellas DJ hasn’t yet mastered the art of magically appearing out of a jar of jam. But even if he does show up under a table, it would be a good idea to mind one’s manners and treat him politely. He does grant wishes, and even hard-boiled skeptics may have a few:
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 3: Raspberry Rude

Skippy makes friends with a little man who’s renamed himself Rumpelstiltskin and lives in a tree house. When bandits arrive, Skippy is forcibly reminded that his post-apocalypse world is no fairy tale:
Frederick D. Rustam, Skippy’s World
Serial Nothing gets us through a long day more than an image of a constant self: Richard Thieme, Less Than the Sum of the Movable Parts, part 1; part 2
Prospectors bursting with hubris and eager to carve up a new planet may find that the natives are not amused. Or maybe they are: Peter Cawdron, Little Green Men, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Megan has to overcome her fear of the unknown and face down her taunting schoolmates. She is packing a powerful weapon, more than anyone can know: Jason Earls, Light of the Beast.

Amid miscommunication and marital discord, sometimes even a teddy bear can’t prevail: Pavelle Wesser, Losing Touch.
People of little faith still put their faith in something. And sometimes it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, even to them: R. R. Brooks, The Deist.

Even a vampire can be driven to distraction by a spouse’s dietary preferences: Arthur Mackeown, Vampire’s Night Out.
Poetry J. B. Hogan, Flashback
Anna Ruiz, False Senses Deny What Is Rightly Mine
John Stocks, Terminus


Challenge Challenge 391: The First Rule of Game-Playing
The Reading
Don Webb reviews Martin Kerharo, Dohani : Guerre
The Art
Tantra Bensko, Written on Stone

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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