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What’s in Issue 337

Novella Brian learns that he has ‘allies’ perched on his shoulders. On his right, the benevolent ones nag him; on his left, the malevolent ones — Nestor and Moe — beguile him: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 9.
Serial The professor concludes his report with an appraisal of what it takes to achieve a certain amount of passing fame: Sarah Trachtenberg, Manufacturing Celebrity, conclusion.
New contributor Joseph Grant sends Charles Fetter on a dive to a sunken town to salvage both a fortune and his peace of mind: The Secret in the Lake, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Michael Panush shows what the standard barbarian-fantasy ‘sagas’ carefully refrain from mentioning: Culpug the Cavelord and the Ice Reavers, part 2; conclusion.

Does your husband protest that he’s inept at yard work? Don’t nag him to do it; he might try: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, I Lawn for Better Days.
New contributor Hector Duarte, Jr. depicts a moment in a bar scene where hopes are dashed: Incommunicado.

New contributor Andrea Ruggirello tells a cautionary tale to young ladies who would judge suitors by a single sense: Hindsight.

Take a time-honored figure of speech, shake literally, and pour. The result comes out upside down: Julie Wornan, The Lord Is My Shepherd.
Poetry Ashutosh Ghildiyal, A Garland of Verse
John Stocks, Wentworth Place
Memoir Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Two: The Violent Jungle
As late as 1945, the myth of the Romantic warrior still prevailed:
The Face of Defeat


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Hector Duarte, Jr. and Michael Panush.
Challenge Challenge 337 swoops to The Depths of Victory, the Heights of Defeat.
The Reading
Bertil Falk reviews Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation trilogy
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

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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