What’s in Issue 320
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
Druin is one unarmed man against three shiploads of barbarians. And he must rescue his fiancée unharmed.
|Novella||Tala Bar, Lunari|
|Serial||Audinita comes to a bleak realization about herself. She’s not only in a dead-end job, she’s in a dead-end life: Sally K. Lehman, Small Minutes, part 3; conclusion.|
New contributor Will Endres Jr. introduces Derek, a drug-ridden villain speeding away in his car to the Devil knows where: Hell Camino.|
One can always count on a cat to come home, however long it may take: Mary King, Cleetus.
What does it profit a farmer to sell his land and lose its soul? Dwight Krauss, The Absence of Land.
New contributor Robert N. Stephenson puts a strange new birth at the center of a rebellion against space-alien exploitation: The Takers, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Norman Whipple is tormented by what he sees as his coreligionists’ hypocrisy, and he bears out the meaning of the ancient injunction ‘Judge not, lest you be judged...’: John W. Steele, The Bells of St. Michael’s, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Brian George gives a dark glimpse of a cultural and generational gap: My Son Skates By.|
New contributor Robert Owen shows how precognition can take bizarre turns on the way to happiness: A Love Story in Five Minutes.
|Poetry||Mark Bonica, Dream Lovers|
|Anna Ruiz, Blank Canvas|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Will Endres, Jr., Brian George, and Robert N. Stephenson.|
Challenge 320 conjugates a verb from Rabelais: Trinc, Tranc, Trunc.|
Challenge 320 Response: John W. Steele discusses Norman’s Choice.
Deep Bora, Shimla|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Jonathan Barnes, The Somnambulist|
|Editorial||Don Webb, “To Be” and Not ‘To be’|
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