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What’s in Issue 194

Novel The fates of alternate Earths are intertwined. The Soltrian telepath Dorn must prevent MWB-11’s discovering interworld travel lest it export its conflicts to Soltri and provoke hostile space aliens, as well: Danielle L. Parker, Mad World Band, chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3; chapter 4.
Brad Andrews recounts an accident aboard a neutron ore hauler: Traffic Accident at 70 AU’s.

Tragedy brings two ex-lovers back together: Clyde Andrews, The Orion Incident, part 1; conclusion.

What kind of hell befits a professional hit man? Kenneth C. Goldman, Only What’s on the Menu.

New contributor Chris Harris depicts a man examining a strange room and looking into the mysterious object that seems to dominate it: The Box, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

A shaman brings paranormal detective Rick Vargo and police officers Delette and Brogan to a virtual scene of justice: S. Michael Leier, The Skull Hunter, A Haunted Past, part 1; Conclusion.

New contributor E. S. Strout sends a human eye to Mars, where it makes an eerily homologous discovery: Private Eye.
If it lays eggs and is not a chicken, might it be a goat? Guess again: Tamara Sheehan, Goat Eggs.

Sarah Ann Watts listens in on a conversation of two mythological heroes who share their woes with an Eye on the Clock.
Poetry Donna Gagnon, Pavor nocturnus
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, Down to This
Thomas D. Reynolds, Woodcarver’s Tableau
Edward Stanford, Riding an Angel


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chris Harris and E. S. Strout.
The Critics’
Three contributors discuss Point of View and Composition.
Challenge Challenge 194: Larger Stories
Letters John Hawfield writes about The Cultureless Society
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers.
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

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