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What’s in Issue 175

Novel A priestess of Ashtoret, a sibyl from the Temple of the Three Asses, comes to Mikhal’s village. She brings a vision within a vision and the fate of Mikhal’s half-brother Yonatan and their father, Sha’ul: Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter, chapter 9: Death on the Gilbo’a, part 1; part 2.
Serials Abigail finds Goblin’s Toe mysteriously deserted. She searches for Valeria and Augustus Poe. She will find one of them: Robert L. Sellers, Jr., Ghost Town, part 1; part 2; part 3.

Jason is cured of an infirmity when he is beamed aboard the Starship Venture: D. A. Madigan, The Captain and the Queen, part 1; part 2.
Which is worse: gangrene or becoming an apprentice to the sorcerer Mandethk? Baznich Rutoff struggles against both: Byron Bailey, The Apprentice, part 1; conclusion.

What do you call a world where every wish is granted but nothing ever changes? Robert M. Blevins, The Inn Between.

New contributor J. Jameson shows a mirror image of the mermaid legend: The Mermen.

A much-rejected jungel [sic] adventure from the legendary M. M. Moamrath, The Thing in the Trees.

New contributor Willie Smith brews a bitter tale from the dregs of war: Another Story of the Myth of Eve, part 1; conclusion.
If you go searching for Nada, beware lest you find each other: Jeff Haas, Searching for Nada.

What secret did the old woman impart to the robber when he was about to be arrested? Graciela Lorenzo Tillard, Traveling.
Poetry ‘In a language not Arabic I experienced loss that I may beget the patois to describe it’: Prakash Kona, In a Language not Arabic.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes J. Jameson and Willie Smith.
Challenge Challenge 175 asks Where do you really go?
Letters Fred G. Soper asks about Interior Monologue and Formatting.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Alector’s Choice.
Jerry Wright reviews Terry Pratchett, Thud !
Editorial Jerry Wright, Right Writing Rites

In Times to Come

In issue 176

Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter chapter 10 “Ishbaal”
Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs, “Down Abbey Road”
Serial : D. A. Madigan, “The Captain and the Queen” conclusion
Short Stories
Clyde Andrews, “Awakening”
Jeff Haas, “Cacophony of the Spheres”
Mary B. McArdle, “Indigo Dawn”
Tamara Sheehan, “The Antiseptic House”
Thomas R. Willits, “Why the Willows Weep”
Flash Fiction
Katherine Allen, “The Mating Game”
Byron Bailey, “Barbarian Bra”

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