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What’s in Issue 351

Novel George Pike’s career as a double agent, in the person of Capt. Von Vardy, is going as planned. Now he must infiltrate Earth, and where better to do it than Canada: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
Novellas Fred Looseman and his colleagues meet a kind of guardian angel on Reality Patrol. She explains the force that has been unleashed by a banker’s machinations: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : Figs and Riesling
Innocent young Wally Wobble is leading the bohemian lifestyle of a latter-day Romantic poet in New York City when he meets an authentic Bohemian whose name is sinister indeed: Bill Bowler, The Bohemian
Chapter 7: Paulie and Carlos
Chapter 8: Mrak’s Party, part 1; part 2
Serial New contributor David Brookes introduces Charlotte, a starship pilot who finds a friend in the ship’s artificial intelligence: Touching the Foam, part 1; part 2.
Why would a mother want a lifelike doll when she has a perfectly good baby to play with? Kim Rush, Baby Doll, part 1; conclusion.

Have congressmen been having a hard time with political demonstrations this summer? What might the framers of the Constitution have had to put up with? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The First Town Hall.

Time travel is a handy way to undo mistakes, but consider poor Jim: he just can’t win for losing: Tom Underhill, Time Trick, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Victoria C. Munn depicts the ultimate in futuristic identity theft: Deluna.

When something wants to have you for dinner, make sure it’s ‘for’, not ‘as’: Julie Wornan, Dinner.
Poetry Bertil Falk, e e cummings in more than memoriam
Mary B. McArdle, The Nightclub Singer
Essay Victor Hugo’s Cromwell is best known for its preface, and his novel The Man Who Laughs is largely unremembered. It’s time to take a fresh look at them: Marina J. Neary, Victor Hugo and Oliver Cromwell, part 1; conclusion


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes David Brookes and Victoria C. Munn.
The Critics’
Bertil Falk, “The Princess of Brighton Beach
Challenge Challenge 350 Response: Marta T. Coppola, “Because My Mouth
Challenge 351: Signs of the Times
Letters Eileen Elkinson, Is Flash Fiction Vignettist?
The Reading
Carolyn Crow reviews Bruce Golden, Evergreen
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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