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Novel In seclusion, Kev keeps a fantastical diary. The trial of Mr. Raithoo goes a long way toward explaining Kev’s state of mind:
Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Chapter 4: Disintegration
Chapter 5: Dissolution
Novella Panat and Ris explain why Fred must make a return trip to Mars: Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth
Chapter 4 : Visitors, part 2
Serial Erik the Nihilist plots to dump a hallucinogen into a big-city water supply but runs afoul of his own poison — and an inquisitor:
Michael C. Thompson, The Negatives
Chapter 4: Jihad
Chapter 5: Black, conclusion
Poor Ahmed is forced to wait for his pay as a mysterious priest conjures up a demon in a lost desert temple on a dark and stormy night: Matthew T. Acheson, The Demon’s Test.

Who is that zombie in the moat? And why is he a zombie? Nikki Alfar, The Zombie on Cuenca Street.

New contributor Rob Smales spins a cautionary tale about getting rich quick. Don’t deal with leprechauns: Gotcha!.

To sleep or not to sleep? What dreams may come when one finally gets a breathing machine must give us pause: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Snore Loser.
If time had hiccups, how could we tell? Oonah V. Joslin, The Last Syllable of Recorded Time.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, Walpurgis Night — Notte di Valpurga
Allison Grayhurst, Trap
Arnold Hollander, Halloween Night
New contributor Joseph Farley Rebecca Lu Kiernan


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Rob Smales.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses “The Negatives
Challenge Challenge 453 wonders What Shall We Do With a Tightwad Wizard?
The Reading
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous, excerpt
The Astrophoto
Richard Ong, Spooky Moon
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Bewildering Stories News

Drollerie Press: Bewildering Stories regrets to inform you that Drollerie Press has had to close on account of the ill health of its publisher, Deena Fisher. We extend our condolences to her as an esteemed colleague and regret the passing of an enterprise that had flair and style.

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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