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What’s in Issue 267

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Novel Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia
The banker Giro discovers to his dismay that he is not the only one speculating in technology stock issues. Meanwhile, Aromasia gives a pre-election odor concert. Her political enemies’ plan to sabotage it escalates into a full-scale terrorist attack:
Novella The hero is maimed by the cruel landlord, Leech, and has only one recourse — escape into the tempest:
Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, conclusion.
Serial Lord Limbold’s weapon bestows a strange revelation and thereby offers one last, new hope to the defenders of Earth:
Alex Marshall, The Crimson Tower, part 3; conclusion.
Starglow tells Jack a story of exile, but the story about her has a somewhat different ending:
Colin P. Davies, Her Precipitous Pride, His Lamentable Ears.

Rebellions have a way of following one another:
Bosley Gravel, The Scarecrow Rebellion.

David Marshall depicts with gleeful satire that there is no accounting for taste, even or specially when it comes to Saving Science Fiction City.

The thirst for vengeance is never slaked:
Mari Mitchell, My Love Is Like....

Emily finally gets all she ever really wanted for the anniversary — or ever:
Walt Trizna, The Anniversary.

‘You are a nobleman and a genius! And your bride is absolutely divine!’ When you hear that, you know things are not as they seem:
Mel Waldman, The Count of Grand Central Station.
New contributor Oonah V. Joslin shows how regrets can really spoil an apocalypse: Clear and Cold, the Rising Moon....

There’s just nothing like a good cup of coffee to jump-start the day. Or is there?
Lyndon G. Perry, The Daily Brew.

What’s it like to be your own victim? Gloria Watts, Edgy.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, The Carpet
Michael Lee Johnson, Nikki
Shannon Joyce Prince, Peach Pit
Memoir New contributor Gabriel Timar proves once again the truth of one of our unofficial mottoes: ‘There is no story so truly bewildering as reality’: The Military Mind.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Oonah V Joslin and Gabriel Timar.
The Critics’
Crystalwizard writes about “Bluebeard’s Wife”
Bill Bowler and Don Webb discuss Composing and Editing
Challenge Challenge 266 response: Luke Forney writes about “The Meadow”

Challenge 267 reminds you that there is No Story So Truly Bewildering...
Letters David Marshall writes about The Science Fiction Trolls.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
The Reading
Stefan Brenner reviews Jack Alcott, Grim Legion

Bewildering Stories News

Story Contest 4: Good news! Clyde Andrews, manager of the highly successful Story Contest 3, “Strange Places,” has graciously consented to manage Contest 4, “Parodise Loosed.”

The official rules and guidelines will appear in issue 268, but we can give you a general preview:

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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