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What’s in Issue 296

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Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
As captain of King Diovinius’ personal guard, Iskald trusts his instincts. He saves both the king and the princess but incurs Laela’s disfavor and oversteps the authority granted him by the king.
Chapter IX Knight in Shining Armor, part 1; part 2
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
In the quest for the resolution of Count Dracul’s legacy, everything hinges on Straker.
Chapter 3: The Shadow in the Mirror, part 3
Chapter 4: Change of Heart, conclusion
Serial In the end, Jack Creed realizes he’s up against something more than the Berserkers, something more than even he expected: O. J. Anderson, Dying to Kill, conclusion.
How do you revive a leprechaun? Put him under a bush: Cat Connor, How Much Is Gold Worth? part 1; conclusion.

What is the gift that the young man brings? Elliot R. Dorfman, The Birthday Gift.

What is Mersenne’s mistake? It’s not the math, particularly... Jason Earls, Mersenne’s Mistake, part 1; conclusion.
Romeo and Juliet play out their final scene in a future dystopia: Jim Harrington, A Forever Love.

New contributor Avis Hickman-Gibb depicts a drug trip: Blood Moon.

New contributor Jeremy Poolet makes us wonder why a little girl might build her Sand Castle.
Poetry Dudgeon, Welcome to Reality/The Machine
Carmen Ruggero, The Hourglass
Mel Waldman, The Deep Snow
New contributor Carl T. Abt, Writing


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Carl T. Abt, Avis Hickman-Gibb, and Jeremy Poolet.
Challenge Challenge 296 awards A for Effort.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

Reminder: Drollerie Press’s raffle ends Monday, July 30th. Drollerie’s discounts to Bewildering Stories readers ends July 4th. Check it out here. The news will open in a new window.

Midsummer: Or the beginning of winter, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the last issue of the second quarter of 2008. Next week we will mark Bewildering Stories’ 6th anniversary with the Second Quarterly Review, the Editors’ Choices from issues 284-296. We will resume regular publication with issue 297 on Bastille Day, July 14th.

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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