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What’s in Issue 219


Bewildering Stories’ Contest 3, “Strange Places”:
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Contest 3 will close with the appearance of issue 220.
Voting will close with the appearance of issue 222.

Novel Bernard Gilboy’s small craft advances by fits and starts before erratic winds, and sometimes hardly at all. Meanwhile, he has much to ponder: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter III: Through the Doldrums, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Novella Berney Razor is assigned to track down a new and mysterious disease: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 4; chapter 5; chapter 6.
Serial Aezubah and Livia are ambushed and captured in an abandoned desert city. Then they are taken to a place where ancient sacrifices were performed — and still are: Slawomir Rapala, Shades of Azmattia, conclusion.
What if you could own an android replica of a celebrity? Or of yourself? Or of... The possibilities are many, and some are more perilous than others: Bill Bowler, Make Mine a Double, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Philip Cawein brings bad news in the form of an ill-attired Envoy.

Ancient Druidic spirits can be confined, but not forever: Kenneth Mark Hoover, Tryst.

Throwing a dinner party for living relatives is work enough. What if you had to provide for ancestors, too? R D Larson, The Bony Ghosts of Courveau Manse.

Where did we come from? Do we really want to know? E. S. Strout, Inception.
When a hotshot computer developer comes seeking employment, the top brass will want to know his secrets: Phillip Pettit, Inner Voice.

Your universe has just annihilated itself. Reboot: John Ritchie, War Dance of the Hours.

Today’s writers think they have troubles. Try being a were-post in Transylvania: Sarah Ann Watts, Blue Moon.
Mary B. McArdle, Homage
New contributor Thomas White, Beautiful Smoker
Articles An introductory biographical sketch: Zack Figueroa, H. P. Lovecraft: an Unforgotten Master of Horror.

Why might one write, if not for money? R D Larson, Sharing the Selfish Self.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Thomas White.
Challenge Sam Ivey responds to Challenge 217.
Challenge 219 ponders philosophical, psychological, social and legal questions implied by “My Little Pidgie-Widgies.”
The Art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Melissa Green reviews C. S. Lewis, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia.
Editorial Jerry Wright, The Heart

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