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What’s in Issue 231

Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Chapter 13 New York, New York: Toni has only a few hours in New York City, but he makes the most of them!
Chapter 14 True Grit, part 1: Toni ‘again’ meets the love-struck Salvatore... and all looks good for progress at last.
Chapter 14, part 2: Toni helps Norman spill a few beans on the secret ‘Gerontite’ operation.
Serials Alan learns quickly from Memmet’s explanations about cultural viruses, but Alan has questions about Memmet himself: Andy West, Meme, part 4; part 5; part 6.

New contributor Bob Brill introduces Djaminko Pooch, a minor functionary. When the king asks for new ideas, Pooch comes up with one he may regret: Ride the Whirlwind, part 1; part 2.
Drama A play somewhat reminiscent of Our Town brings on stage Retta and Eddie, two young people in Depression-era Louisiana. An older Retta provides an intriguing chorus: Mary B. McArdle, Retta Charlotte Again, part 1; conclusion.
Toothpick-chompin’ Jack Creed battles a mad scientist and a sentient fungus all at the same time: O. J. Anderson, Die Already, part 1; conclusion.

A grandmother talks with her grandchildren as they play in the ruins of an attempt at interplanetary colonization: Ian Cordingley, Here Today.

New contributor Lee Moan shows a clone sacrificing himself in an effort to spark his originator’s conscience: The Boy Who Fell.

A terrible swimmer demands a lane of his own in a public pool, with unfortunate potential consequences and mental associations: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Off the Deep End.
New contributor Tyger Schonholzer warns that wanton behavior might have untoward effects on weekends: Fraturday.
Poetry Prakash Kona, Subaltern
Felino Soriano, Vagabond’s Vision 103
John Stocks, It Is Raining
Becky Franklin, Seduction
Kevin Ahearn, The Waterfall


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bob Brill, Lee Moan, and Tyger Schonholzer.
Challenge Challenge 231 says Take a Deep Breath
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt Crystalwizard, Wizard’s Bane
The Reading
Christopher Stires reviews Alexandre Aja, dir., The Hills Have Eyes (film).
Jerry Wright reviews XXX.
Editorial Jerry Wright, xxx

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official motto: “Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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