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What’s in Issue 352

Novel George introduces veteran newspaperman Michael Horn to Esther. Now George has to prove he’s really an out-of-body reincarnation of himself as a visitor from outer space: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, Chapter 16.
Novellas In this episode, Fred Looseman remains in the background, witnessing Germany’s 16th-century peasant wars replayed on a cosmic scale. Their import will hardly be lost on him: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : Figs and Riesling
The latter-day ‘bohemian’ poet Wally Wobble is no Cold Warrior and has a career that is practically the inverse of Professor Mrak’s. Wally may have also bitten off more than he can chew with Cynthia: Bill Bowler, The Bohemian
Chapter 9: My Career
Chapter 10: Mrak’s Career
Chapter 11: Me and Cynthia
Serial Charlotte and the spaceship’s artificial intelligence finally come to terms in a tragi-comedy: David Brookes, Touching the Foam, part 3; part 4; conclusion.
Janet is something of a recluse, and her life is a humdrum affair. But she gives a new meaning to the notion of tending one’s own garden: Bertil Falk, A Visit to World’s End.

New contributor Rick Hipps shows that an oppressed office drudge may find a valuable ally in Grom, a helpful, peanut-butter loving troll: A Company Decision.

Suppose you had a ‘pseudo-matter’ that might stop disease and aging in their tracks. What might be the drawbacks? Oonah V. Joslin, Matter Matters, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Catharine Parks introduces Katrina, who has had a mysterious and frightening dream. It might have spared her a night in jail if she’d only been paying attention: Cliffhanger.

New contributor Robert Vella proves that even the seemingly most inconsequential order can be a matter of life or death: The Distinguished Mr. Fife.
Next time you take a cruise, make sure you know in advance where the boat is going: Martin Green, A Distant Land.

Is Barnaby real or what? Channie Greenberg, Little Life Alterations.
Marta T. Coppola, Even Roses
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Carmen Ruggero


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Rick Hipps and Robert Vella.
The Critics’
Bertrand Cayzac, Notes on “The Road to Mulhouse”
Challenge Challenge 352: Bringing Up Daisies
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews Michael Harvey, The Fifth Floor
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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