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What’s in Issue 172

Novels Who better to entrust with Man’s fate than Man’s best friend? Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs Book II, Epilogue: Choices, part 3; conclusion.

Mikhal discovers that young love has its perils, especially when it’s with a talented and ambitious young harper of Saul’s court: Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter chapter 6: David, part 1; part 2.
Novella Calvin and Dale are appalled by what happens at Big Bird’s funeral. Mrs. Martha gives them a tip: even ghosts have resources... Jeff Brown, The Diner and That Same Old Feeling Again, part 4; part 5; part 6.
Serial Commander Hawker, newly in charge of a beleaguered space station, has to decide what to do with two deadly prisoners from a previous war: Thomas R. Willits, No Place for Us, part 1; part 2.
Much as he would like to, Chuck the Demon can’t just tell his Boss to “take this job and shove it.” That’s where a stolen soul comes in handy: Beverly Forehand, Repossession, part 1; conclusion.

A historian brings back tape recordings about aspects of everyday life in the near future: Mark Koerner, Voices from Tomorrow.

Julie became an entomologist not only because she likes bugs but because bugs like her, too: Mary B. McArdle, Julie’s Special Afternoon.

Warning to vampires: don’t get overconfident about your ability to survive fatal accidents: Robert L. Sellers, Jr., Murphy’s Law.
New contributor Kenneth C. Goldman reminds us that people used to say, “The Devil made me do it.” But times have changed; you can bet on that: God’s Servant, Jolene.
Poetry ‘Ruminate over impossible beauty, Our dreams indolent as golden fawns thawing into light’: Prakash Kona, For the Indolent Reader.
Christine Cartwright, Down Under
Essays S. Dale, Moamrath in the Media


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Kenneth C. Goldman.
Letters Kevin Ahearn writes about George Takei and Cultural Change.
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews John Varley, Red Thunder.
Danielle L. Parker reviews Lois McMaster Bujold, The Hallowed Hunt.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Cornfusion

In Times to Come

Reminder : The Year-End Anthology is scheduled for December 26. It will cover issues 151-175. Readers are encouraged to send us their recommendations.

In issue 173

Novel : Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter, chapter 6 “Yonatan”
Novella : Jeff Brown, “The Diner and That Same Old Feeling Again” parts 7-9
Serial : Thomas Willits, “No Place for Us” conclusion
Short Stories
New contributor Clyde Andrews, “The Girl in Red”
Ian Donnell Arbuckle, “Fall Silent”
Darby Mitchell, “The Ghost of Mr. Renner”
Flash Fiction
Byron Bailey, “Latex Magic”
Charles Richard Laing, “The Unicorn Sisters”
Poetry : Prakash Kona, “The Metaphysic of Color”
The Art Gallery : Christine Cartwright, “Miss Envyosity”
Essay : G. David Schwartz, “Shawn”
Review : Danielle L. Parker, Anne Bishop’s The Invisible Ring

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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