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What’s in Issue 321

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Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Druin maneuvers the barbarians into a cellar, where they search for fictitious treasure. One of the Norgemen suspects a trap. He’s right, but not even Druin realizes what is really lying in wait behind the pentagram on the wall.
Book I: Wolves at the Wedding Feast
Episode 3: Satisfying Honor With Blood, part 1; part 2
Novella Tala Bar, Lunari
The travelers marooned on Lunari begin to learn that they are not alone on the desolate planet, but where are these strange, other people?
Chapter 3: Meetings, part 1
New contributor John R. Albers coins a myth to explain why there is but one Master of the Winds.

From basic training to evacuation, a war can end very quickly for a young soldier: Michael D. Brooks, Dear Dad.

Old politics — and problems — give way to the new: Mark Koerner, A Fresh Start, part 1; part 2, conclusion.

The Great Meltdown of 2008 is explained in a quick biography of a master criminal: S. H. Linden, A Smart Kid.

New contributor Rachel V. Olivier shows that in the city daytime, not night, may bring out the scariest of the Scary Things.

Which is easier: to cure the body or the soul? Catfish Russ, Black Face.

What happens if someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse, and yet you must refuse it? Lewayne L. White, Family Farm.
New contributor H. Bradley Stucki looks askance at a mangy pet that’s up for Adoption.
Poetry Bill Bowler, A Poem for Edgar Allan Poe
John Stocks, A Poem for a Recession
Essay Of some things everyone is entitled to say, ‘Not in my back yard’: Arnold Hollander, The Proximity of Death.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes John R. Albers, Rachel V. Olivier, and H. Bradley Stucki.
Challenge Challenge 321 sings Blow, Ye Winds in the Morning.
Discussion Michael E. Lloyd and Don Webb discuss Jots and Tittles.
The Art
Cloud Rainbow
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

To commemorate the Poe bicentennial (1809-2009):
Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Bill Bowler, A Poem for Edgar Allan Poe

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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