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What’s in Issue 396

Novel Twelve-year old Peter Kerr recalls an astounding reunion with his sister Jane that took place on his fourth birthday. With Jane’s constant guidance, Peter begins work on their joint diary. As he continues the diary, it reflects his improving insights into his still-small world.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book II: Never So Good
Prologue: Now and Then
Chapter 1: 1955
Chapter 2: 1956
Novellas DJ is averse to orange marmalade but agrees to allow it to cue his appearance just this once. Martha doesn’t like it either and feels her husband Danny is neglecting her. What wish is a genie to grant?
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 8: Bitter Dispute

‘There’s a story here that needs to be told. Your unfortunate encounter with a faulty transporter is a small piece of it. I aim to put all the pieces together and show that picture to the world.’
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
Chapter 1: Barking Mad
Chapter 2: Hello Out There
Is a party in San Francisco in the 1970’s a swinging good time, or is it really an express bus to nowhere? Jack Alcott, The Oceanic Express, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

What would happen if everyone knew everything? How much of it would they understand? David Brookes, Shaking the Tree, part 1; part 2; part 3, conclusion.
A quiet, peaceable surburban life is suddenly interrupted by the kind of events taking place in other parts of the world: Michael D. Brooks, The Final Supper.

New contributor Joseph Williams depicts a struggle for survival: The Old Man and the Cave.
Drama Harold and Rose live a moment in a medical tragedy: Mel Waldman, The First Death.
John Grey, Woman in Chair
Anna Ruiz, The Egg Looked Lonely This Morning


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Joseph Williams.
Challenge Challenge 395 Responses:
Karlos Allen and Bertil Falk, “Circles
Carmen Ruggero, “Of Drums and Thunder

Challenge 396: dredges up things Out of the Deeps.
The Reading
Steve Douglas reviews C. J. Carter-Stephenson, The Crystal Ship.
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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