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What’s in Issue 177

Novel Even in a prison at the court of king David, the struggle between Ashtoret and Yhwh continues to claim cruel sacrifices: Tala Bar, The King’s Daughter, Yerushalem, part 1; part 2; part 3.
New contributor Jason Andrew shows a transaction between a beauty and a sort of beast that hinges on The Art of the Deal, part 1; conclusion.

L.J.P. out-magics dark magicians who don’t know their stuff because they’ve just plain Lost It: Clyde Andrews, Birth of a Magician, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor S. Foster sends a private eye on a stakeout at the Atmospheric Pollution Museum. His mission: to catch a thief of Vintage Smog, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Michael Mathews tells of a bounty hunter whose deadly quarry is not his only peril: The Empty Man, part 1; conclusion.

Aye, there’s the rub: for under that spell of gas and xylocaine, what dreams may come when we go to the dentist must give us pause: Willie Smith, Solid Gas.
The wheel is the work of the Devil; get a horse! Byron Bailey, Wheeling Towards Armageddon.

When is a ghost story not a story of ghosts? Slawomir Rapala, A Ghost Story.
A new category is inaugurated by an ambitious fish: Darby Mitchell, Fish Story; artwork by Ingrid Cline, page 1; page 2; page 3; page 4; page 5.
Poetry In an aquarium, fish seem to fly: Mary B. McArdle, Airborne.

Small disasters are also big; it depends on who — or what — you are: Thomas D. Reynolds, Crash.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jason Andrew, S. Foster and Michael Mathews.
Challenge Danielle L. Parker brings us a guest challenge: Almost Famous.
Selections from Bewildering Stories’ art
Letters Kevin Ahearn writes about the King Kong remake.
Prakash Kona writes about Ronsard and Shakespeare.
Willie Smith writes about Prose and Poetry.
The Critics’
Joachim du Bellay and Ezra Pound, Rome
Pierre de Ronsard and his translators: Quand vous serez bien vieille
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors
Editorial Jerry Wright, Thoughts for Beginning Writers

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