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What’s in Issue 168

Serial Aezubah, seemingly thwarted in his quest, fulfills his part of the bargain with the Serpents and holds them to theirs: Slawomir Rapala, Dreamtime, part 3; conclusion.
What makes Agent Tersarius an outstanding investigator? He has a passion for the law and ingenuity in solving mysteries — as well as another quality that is far more important... Lou Antonelli, The Queen of Guilty Pleasures, part 1; conclusion.

Do you really want to know what Time it is? Listen to the alchemist’s clock and think again: James Finn, The Alpha and Omega Device, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Daniel Hardwick finds there’s little defense against dragons... unless it’s another dragon: Flowers at Dragon’s Pool.

What might foil invaders from outer space? A surreptitious vegetable uprising: D. A. Madigan, The Eldritch Horror From Beyond the Nether Void.

An aggravating red-tape snafu may actually turn out to be a lot of fun, especially when it makes you fifty years younger: L. Roger Quilter, The Typo.

The vampire Valeria, come to rescue Sheriff Poe in an abandoned mine, escapes unexpected monsters and finds herself in the hall of the Mountain Queen: Robert L. Sellers, Jr, Dead Speak, part 1; conclusion.
A monster may not be a friend, but in hard times it can become an ally: Mary King, The Monster Tree.
Essay The Moamrath Project pieces together the career of a literary asteroid: S. Dale, Moamrath: the Ghost Writer, Collaborator and Editor.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Daniel Hardwick.
Challenge Challenge 168 cautions you: Don’t look under the bed.
Letters Bob Sellers asks about Separator placement.
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Audie A. Murphy’s Star City
Editorial Jerry Wright, Spinning in Place

In Times to Come

News brief : A lot of changes have had to be made in the schedule of issues 167-171. We apologize to contributors for any delays.

In issue 169

Novel : Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter
Serial : Rachel Parsons, “An Understandable Mistake” parts 1-2
Short Stories
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson and D. A. Madigan, “Rust in Peace”
Sean Hower, “Tribal Huntress”
New contributor Paddy Jones, “Drinking from James Joyce’s Glass”
Robert L. Sellers, Jr, “Ghost Town”
Flash Fiction
New contributor Michael Kechula, “Body Modifiers, Inc.”
New contributor Erin McAteer, “Wolf’s Moon”
Poetry : Mary B. McArdle, “Forest Fable”
Essay : The Moamrath Project, “Moamrath in Europe”
Review : Danielle L. Parker, John C. Wright’s The Last Guardian of Everness

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