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What’s in Issue 279

Novel Crystalwizard, Spellbound
Lynda and Jason get married in a hasty ceremony, but Lynda’s attention is focused entirely on foiling the plans of the evil wizard Darnell: Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty, conclusion
Novella Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor
As Parvrin and the grandfather wend their way out of the forest of the Hoverers, the grandfather is assailed by disturbing memories of the women in his life: Chapter 7: A Forest of Memories, part 1; part 2; part 3
Serial Jack Creed and his men desperately fight their way out of a trap in the citadel of the World Order, but this time Jack does not exactly escape intact: O. J. Anderson, Dead Wrong, part 8; conclusion.
Children listen wide-eyed to a story about tricking a chicken in order to fool the ghoulish Jibblins: Chris Chapman, How Papa Gheddy Saved the Village.

New contributor Cat Connor puts Jetta on an ill-fated train. Next stop, destiny: Tracks.

New contributor Joseph P. Kenyon introduces little Lizzie, whose toy radio brings her a completely unexpected message from space aliens: Listening.

What is the price of life in a world where wealth is measured in cups of water? Lynn Mann, Water Rights, part 1; conclusion.
Michael J A Tyzuk gets this one right: it’s Just a Bunch of Hot Air.

New contributor Jennifer Walmsley portrays a young man whose first concern is to protect his mother’s sleep, at all costs: Mother’s Not Home.
Poetry Mel Waldman, Ghetto-Land
Michael Lee Johnson, I Brew in Broth
Harry Lang, Blind Moon
Memoir What are good business practices? ‘East is east, and West is west, and ne’er the twain shall meet’: Gabriel Timar, The Waters of Bengal.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Cat Connor, Joseph P. Kenyon, and Jennifer Walmsley.
Challenge Challenge 279 is Packing Heat.
The Art
Christine Bruness, Nevada
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt Gary Inbinder, Confessions of the Creature

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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