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What’s in Issue 167

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Serial The serpents need to employ a human assassin, but when they bring him back from the dream of his almost successful quest, how far can he trust reality? Slawomir Rapala, Dreamtime, part 1; part 2.
Sidris has almost all it takes to qualify as a secret agent. But to win promotion to agent status, she must outwit both her mark and her handlers: euhal allen, Sidris’ Assets, part 1; conclusion.

How can the lion protect its own domain when Man will not? Robert M. Blevins, The Earth and the Lion.

New contributor John Faucett shows how two personal catastrophes are reconciled in music and song: Racing with the Moon, part 1; conclusion.

Next time you’re tempted to adopt a stray animal, make sure it’s a nice fuzzy kitty-cat, not a hound from Hell more than 50 years old: James Finn, The Stray, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor William G. Schweizer has a thespian put on a stellar performance — in a history class: The Drama Major.

Over the centuries, violence has tested the kindness of the vampire Valeria: Robert L. Sellers, Jr, Hide and Seek, part 1; conclusion.
What horror and desperation could possibly drive anyone to seek protection by clinging to... Barney!? Katherine Allen, That Place.
Essays Lack of taste may be due to a loss of history: Kevin Ahearn, SF Bias.

Do you think the “Moamrath Project” is enjoying a bit of far-fetched parody and satire? Then you haven’t been listening to the wrong radio stations: Patrick Dale Lawson, The Moamrath Papers, part 1.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes John Faucett and William G. Schweizer.
Challenge Challenges 166 and 167 are Reporting for Double Duty.
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews John Brosnan’s Mothership.
Editorial Jerry Wright, More Books

In Times to Come

In issue 168

Serial : Slawomir Rapala, “Dreamtime” conclusion
Short Stories
Lou Antonelli, “The Queen of Guilty Pleasures”
James Finn, “The Alpha and Omega Device”
New contributor Daniel Hardwick, “The Flowers at Dragon’s Pool”
D. A. Madigan, “The Eldritch Horror From Beyond the Nether Void”
L. Roger Quilter, “The Typo”
Robert L. Sellers, Jr, “Dead Speak”
Flash Fiction : Mary King, “The Monster Tree”
D. A. Madigan, “Bill of Goods”
The Moamrath Project, “The Moamrath Papers” part 2
Discussion : Danielle L. Parker and Rajnar Vajra, Opening Wonders

Note to “In Times to Come,” issue 166: Tala Bar’s The King’s Daughter is now scheduled to begin in issue 169. Mike Kechula’s “The Body Modifiers, Inc.” is also scheduled for issue 169.

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