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What’s in Issue 206

Novella Cat Daniels and her friend Tara have a good time at the “sock hop,” and Cat learns of someone who might help her solve the riddle of Father Santiago’s message: Jeani Rector, The Unmarked Grave, chapter 7, part 1, part 2; chapter 8, part 1, part 2.
Serial Rhiannon has no end of trouble in trying to obtain the Goblin Ice. She finds that her problems have no simple solution, just an important one: Rachel Parsons, I Am Not the Goddaughter of the Goblin King, part 4; conclusion.
Dealing with psychopaths is bad enough when you’re a human being; what might it be like if you were an android? Bill Bowler, Broken Parts, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Gerald Budinski answers a henpecked husband’s question: ‘Where’s an alternate universe when you really need one?!’ Exit from Xanadu.

New contributor Daniel Dives has a pampered model take a stroll in an airliner cabin on a night flight, just to stretch her legs. Of course she doesn’t want to wake the sleeping passengers... Catwalk.

What do aliens who are ‘beyond body’ do for culture on a space station? Luke Jackson, Trade Secrets, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Sylvia Nickels shows a writer who bears an eerie resemblance to a character in her own novel and who writes herself into the same predicaments: Casino Justice, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Louise Norlie shows a military buff that war is a hell he never imagined: Sergeant Malvern, part 1; conclusion.
A police officer awakens to find his girlfriend apparently murdered in his bed, with no suspect in sight but himself: Rick Rose, Gone for Hours.
Poetry Doug Pugh, The Last of the Salopians?
Donna Gagnon, Fibonacci poems
New contributor Julie Balloo, The Eye
Essay Viacheslav Yatsko gives us a dose of political irony, Russian style: Who Will Be the Next President of Russia?


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Julie Balloo, Gerald Budinski, Daniel Dives, Sylvia Nickels, and Louise Norlie.
Discussion euhal allen and Don Webb discuss a few of Heinlein’s novels.
Challenge Challenge 206 invites you to Read Between the Lines.
Letters A contributor asks about Ideas.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Joe Haldeman, Old Twentieth.
Editorial Jerry Wright, Different Strokes

Who is this esteemed contributor
to Bewildering Stories?

From near and far

Slawomir Rapala
Vishal Thapar

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule:
In Times to Come

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