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What’s in Issue 214

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Contest Bewildering Stories’ Contest 3, “Strange Places,” is now open.
Contest 3 Welcome page | Contest 3 Index page
Novel Bridget overhears Audel’s plans. Saul, Howie and Toven escape to the sewers under Verusa only to be pursued by dread incubi: Tamara Sheehan, Tenth Man: chapter 19; chapter 20; chapter 21, part 1; part 2.
Tenth Man Contest page
New contributor Dean Francis Alfar depicts a magical quest by three princes who are brothers. The middle prince knows how such quests typically proceed, and he takes a different tack: The Middle Prince, part 1; conclusion.

Can a machine love? ...processing... insufficient data... It can certainly be loved: Bill Bowler, Heart Too Hard, part 1; conclusion.

When is a villain a really bad guy? When he makes a kid miss a fireworks display: Mary B. McArdle, Downburst.

New contributor Beth Scott rings a change on the theme of the “bad seed,” one that learns the hard way — for everybody else: Changeling.

Do you have sudden cravings for junk food? Beware, you may be inhabited by a monster: E. S. Strout, Inside Job.
Next time you play a game like “Zork” or “Leather Goddesses of Phobos,” be ready to pull the plug: Luke Jackson, Infocommunicado.

Corey Mesler records some strange communications At the Zoo.
Poetry Caroline Davies, Man on an Aeroplane
Carmen Ruggero, Stardust Fading


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dean Francis Alfar and Beth Scott.
Challenge Challenge 214 asks you to Tell Us Another One.
The Art
Jeff Crouch, In the Garden of the Moon
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Yves Meynard, The Book of Knights.
Jerry Wright reviews Alastair Reynolds Pushing Ice.
Editorial Jerry Wright, What To Do?

Bewildering Stories News

Next week brings the Third Quarterly Review, the editors’ choices from issues 202-214. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 215 on October 2nd. Meanwhile, Contest 3 and the Tenth Man Contest will continue without interruption.

Scheduling: The fall semester begins, and Ye Copy Editor’s e-mail responses will slow down dramatically. He’ll also be out of town with a slow Net connection between October 1st and 10th. In the fourth quarter, beginning with issue 215, time pressure and issue lengths will also require some rescheduling. We beg our contributors’ patience.

Who is this esteemed contributor
to Bewildering Stories?

Flash and Fibonacci.
Dramas with no short circuits.

Donna Gagnon
Gloria Watts

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In Times to Come

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