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What’s in Issue 273

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Novel Crystalwizard, Spellbound
Lynda, a junior wizard, bespells Jason in order to acquire a helping hand around the house. She’ll get more than she bargains for: Chapter One; Chapter Two.
Novella Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor
A grandfather is ensnared in a space-time trap and stranded on a planet made dreary by strange Invaders. But a precocious girl, Parvrin, offers shelter:
Chapter 1: The Heavy City, part 1; part 2
Serial Roy resents his father’s absences but finds he’ll need him to help some marooned space aliens: Clyde Andrews, The Eclipse, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
A strange invention in an alternate universe may give worlds enough and time to two lovers separated by an accident. Or it may not: Zachary Ash, Other Echoes, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Sherri H. Hoffman shows that a new brother becomes family when all three brothers get whupped: Thicker Than Water.

Catfish Russ wonders what an astronomer might do when the last night of the world comes as he predicted. He might build a Super Yamato.

New contributor Danielle Spinks shows a girl on a swing the carnival of the cosmos: The Fracture.

New contributor Gay M. Walker brings Jillian home again from A Whole Lot of Empty.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Mark Dalligan asks: after the food bombs, where’s the protein coming from? Settling Down.

Would you get on an elevator that goes to a floor that doesn’t exist? Arnold Hollander, What Floor?
Poetry Michael Lee Johnson, Leroy and His Love Affair
Anna Ruiz, Mandaza Medicine Man
Short
Poetry
Oonah V Joslin, Snoll and Books
Carmen Ruggero, I Shall Weep No More
Essay New contributor Aaron Karmin looks at the glass Eye of the Beholder.
Lyrical
Memoir
Mel Waldman recounts an age-old story: Dreamer.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mark Dalligan, Sherri H. Hoffman, Joseph Howse, Aaron Karmin, Danielle Spinks, and Gay M. Walker.
The Critics’
Corner
Don Webb discusses Subtlety and Symbol.
Challenge Challenge 273 calls Attention, Please.
The Art
Gallery
New contributor Joseph Howse, Blinkey
NASA: Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

On-line poll: Preditors & Editors is conducting its annual on-line straw poll. Readers and contributors please take part. The poll is a “quickie”: it closes January 15.

In a shameless bit of electioneering, we note that you can go to the the pages in the poll, do a browser search for Bewildering Stories, and vote for the nominees of your choice, or nominate your own favorites.


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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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