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What’s in Issue 284

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Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Duke Vahan and his son Iskald reach Dynah’s tomb at the isolated seacoast village of Uaal. They pay their respects, but treachery is hot on their heels.
Chapter II: A Line Undone, part 3; part 4; part 5
Novella Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind
Brother Urbanus Collectus has been assigned to aid Mother Saulcerite in investigating a most unusual discovery: an ancient sentient species that has not eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Chapter 1: The Bureau of Salvation, part 1, section 1; section 2.
Serial New contributor Bob Friedman finds an old union organizer in a difficult position: his relatives have defaulted on the rent for his gravesite: Graveless in South Cynica, part 1.
New contributor Rebecca Nazar depicts a magical world with a glimpse of horror in a life or death struggle and a personable Grim Reaper: Courier Roy.

Rachel Parsons poses a conundrum for time travelers in Lighting the Candle.

A strange gadget gives a whole new meaning to the expression “Don’t touch that dial!” E. S. Strout, Channel Surfing.

New contributor Chris Ward speculates on what reincarnation might be like in A Thousand Lives of Flies.
New contributor Gerry Mandel calls a reunion of good old country boys — at least that’s what they seem to be at first glance: The Meeting of the Friends of the Forlorn Society.

When things start happening very fast in outer space, the authorities may want to ask questions or one may want to question the authorities: Walt Trizna, And Then He Rested.
Poetry Richard H. Fay, My Haunted House
Christopher Barnes, Pit Stop
Oonah V Joslin, The Mission
Memoir New contributor Dualta Carolan recounts a bittersweet childhood memory in The Battle of the Buttons.
Essay Donald Schneider praises Bill Bowler’s Essays and Fiction.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dualta Carolan, Bob Friedman, Gerry Mandel, Rebecca Nazar, and Chris Ward.
Challenge Challenge 284 is Forlorn at the Rest Stop.
Letters David Redd writes about Christine Bruness’s “Nevada”
Contest 4 E. S. Strout, The Flea
The Art
NASA: Endeavour Spacewalk 10
NASA: Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

Micro Award: Robert Laughlin reports that he has added a $50 cash prize to the Micro Award.

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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