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What’s in Issue 241

Novel Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies Consul Finn assigns Ludwig to feed disinformation to the faction of Consul Cato. But Cato contacts Ludwig first, and Finn’s maneuvering pushes Aurelia past the breaking point.
Novellas A boy and a friendly groundhog take off for some rousing adventures in outer space and around the world: Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, chapter 1; chapter 2.

Jonas drinks to assuage his ennui, but then he meets an android who reshapes herself to moods and thoughts he doesn’t even know he has: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Meat Puppets, part 1; part 2.
Jack Creed and his monster-fighting squad are assigned to repel an invasion of space aliens — on the Moon: O. J. Anderson, Overkill, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Ken Dean advises that the next time you go to a Halloween party, choose your costume very carefully: Julie and the View.

New contributor Frank Roger explores penology of the future: Crime and Punishment.

New contributor Sheheryar Badar Sheikh demonstrates just how complicated ordinary life might be for a telepath: Bernadette.

How does one soldier on when there are no more enemies? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Duty.
New contributor Aaron Hayes depicts motorists’ politeness at a four-way stop in New Zealand: Roundabout Stalemate.

New contributor Frederick Rustam shows why one might well want to become one of The Rock People.
Poetry Bill Bowler, To the Junkies on 48th & Ninth
Steven Utley, Career Moves of the Gods
Where does reality leave off and fiction begin? Gayla Chaney, Suburban Sprawl.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Ken Dean, Aaron Hayes, Frank Roger, Frederick Rustam, and Sheheryar Badar Sheikh.
The Critics’
Gary Inbinder discusses Time in Historical Fiction.
Challenge Challenge 241 welcomes Suburban Space Aliens.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
At the
Chris Stires reviews Wes Craven, dir., Red Eye

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:

“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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