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What’s in Issue 176

Novels Fluff and Rover, young apprentices in the Order of Man’s True Legacy, go on a secret mission to Hillmouth Abbey. Rover’s encounter with a Katt will shape the future for himself and all the Sentient Peoples: Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs, Down Abbey Road, part 1; part 2.

The goddess Ashtoret, embattled in the wars of kings, claims brutal sacrifices from her follower Mikhal: Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter, chapter 10: Ishbaal, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Serial Aboard the Starship Venture, Jason finds himself embroiled in almost every conceivable plot line of Star Trek: the Final Frontier: D. A. Madigan, The Captain and the Queen, part 3; conclusion.
Adults and teenagers take turns handling serious issues and comedy in a magicians’ melodrama: Clyde Andrews, Awakening, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Where do you go when the universe is collapsing and your love life is going down the tubes along with it? Where else but to Borderline Bob’s bar and grill with its grand view of the cosmic maelstrom! Jeff Haas, Cacophony of the Spheres, part 1; conclusion.

It can be a noble gesture to help plants make a break for freedom: Mary B. McArdle, Indigo Dawn.

What is the ultimate gratification to someone who is obsessive-compulsive about neatness? Tamara Sheehan, The Antiseptic House.
In the courting travails of a beauteous eligible princess, a wart can be an advantage: Katherine Allen, The Mating Game.

A chieftainess observes that discarding traditional fashions can be a step toward barbarian liberation: Byron Bailey, Barbarian Bra.
Poetry Michael E. Lloyd responds to Challenge 175 with a translation of Ronsard’s sonnet.


Challenge Challenge 176 goes Tripping Over the Light Fantastic.
Letters Graciela Lorenzo Tillard writes about Fan Mail.
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Excerpt Seth Mullins, Song of an Untamed Land
Editorial Jerry Wright, Time Out

In Times to Come

In issue 177

Novel: Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter chapter 11 “Yerushalem”
Short Stories
New contributor Jason Andrew, “The Art of the Deal”
Clyde Andrews, “Birth of a Magician”
New contributor Michael Mathews, “The Empty Man”
New contributor Stan Foster, “Vintage Smog”
Willie Smith, “Solid Gas”
Flash Fiction
Byron Bailey, “Wheeling Towards Armageddon”
Darby Mitchell, “Fish Story”
Slawomir Rapala, “A Ghost Story”
Mary B. McArdle, “Airborne”
Thomas D. Reynolds, “Crash”

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