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Novel George Pike has been smuggled aboard the spaceship Nimrod and has taken over the role of Captain von Vardy. He has his hands full fending off a mysterious enemy drone ship, not to mention dealing with Esther, who has suddenly discovered she’s not what she’d have liked to be: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, chapter 11; chapter 12, part 1; part 2.
Novella Where on earth is La Figa bank getting its fabulous wealth? The Super Cops have a very good idea, but they need to arrest and interrogate Appleseed before she can escape. Meanwhile, Fred Looseman at least gets a sandwich and drinks before the bar and restaurant go on strike: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : First Episode With Figs and Riesling.
Walter Wobble is a poet; Professor Mrak teaches the economics of art. Both are interested in Cynthia. Another time, another place, and they’d be drawing both swords and pistols at dawn: Bill Bowler, The Bohemian.
New contributor Marie Chapman introduces Jean-Marc, who dreams of discovering water on Mars. His wife, Marie-Pierre, finds all the water anyone could need right here on Earth: Mars Is a Water Planet, part 1; conclusion.

Nemo and Kafka the Cat will sell out, for a price. And Peredia has ways of driving the price down — very low: Gary Inbinder, Nemo and Kafka in Peredia.

Does Roy’s idea sound a little too much like reality TV? One thing is sure: he really does not want to star in his own show: Sarah-Jane Lehoux, Trust Me.
New contributor Terry Pearce brings an android to wonder about the meaning and purpose of his life on The Pier at the End of the World.

New contributor Ajay Vishwanathan portrays a gentleman who takes his lady friend out to dinner for One Last Crab.
Poetry Mary B. McArdle, Blackberry Winter
Holly Day, Signs of Early Spring
New contributor Marina J. Neary brings on stage some people of Isobelino. One of them escapes being sent to Afghanistan but has to ask How Am I Gonna Play Guitar Now?, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Marina J. Neary, Terry Pearce, and Ajay Vishwanathan.
The Critics’
Michael E. Lloyd writes about “Nemo and Kafka in Peredia.”
Challenge Challenge 348 Response: Arnold Hollander writes about “Night Visitor.”

Challenge 349 ponders A Difference in Degree.

The Reading
R D Larson, Evil Angel excerpt

Danielle L. Parker reviews Tarquin Hall, The Case of the Missing Servant
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day

Bewildering Stories News

Observation Three: Changing Hearts is now available from Bewildering Press. This is the conclusion to Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation trilogy, which began in our pages five years ago. Bewildering Stories enthusiastically recommends you acquire the complete set.

Help Wanted: Bewildering Stories needs a Links page consultant. Job description: check links and note which have changed or expired; correspond with webmasters who propose link exchanges; seek exchanges of interest to Bewildering Stories; report updates and additions. No knowledge of html is needed. To volunteer, please contact the Managing Editor.

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

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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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