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What’s in Issue 325

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Druin can qualify as a master magician with others’ illusions: he can penetrate their weakness or turn them to his own advantage.
Book III   The Wind at World’s End
Episode 2: Wind Wolves, part 2
Book IV   The Whispering Mirror
Episode 1: Crossbows at the Hour of the Dog
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
The Count travels far to see his son again and lurks ashore under the cover of night. But he also has another, apparently ambiguous motive, as well.
Chapter 7: The Count, part 1; part 2
Serial The founder of a writers’ group experiences literary criticism in the form of a very baroque practical joke: E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert, conclusion.
New contributor Maia Akiva finds where to start in the art of Love.

The old saying ‘Love me, love my dog’ can cause complications when lovers have to deal with a crosstime paradox: Elliot R. Dorfman, Crossover.

A girl of the streets summons both logic and faith to face down a proselytizer: Dudgeon, Tripping on the Street, part 1; conclusion.

Washrooms are too spooky a place for even science fiction writers to make casual jokes about them: Bertil Falk, More Than an Urban Legend, part 1; conclusion.

How to guard against the end of the world? The computer user’s watchword: backup! Dwight O. Krauss, The Last Man in the World Explains All.
New contributor Jonathan Pinnock introduces a traveler stranded in the desert and caught in his own illusions: Desert Culture.

New contributor Henry F. Tonn shows how a couple might benefit from listening to each other: Always and Forever.

New contributor Julie Wornan takes us into a consumer dystopia that doesn’t really exist — yet: The Rebel.
Poetry John Stocks, George
Mel Waldman, Iguana Time
Memoir Carmen Ruggero, Rusty Nails


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Maia Akiva, Jonathan Pinnock, Henry F. Tonn, and Julie Wornan.
Challenge Challenge 325 examines The Rite of Passage.
The Reading
Stefan Brenner reviews Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Gary Inbinder reviews Gonzalo Suárez, Rowing with the Wind
Editorial Graham Storrs, Is Science Fiction the New Pariah?
The Art
Deep Bora, Rohtang Pass, 6
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

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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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