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What’s in Issue 385

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Novel Detective O’Leary appears to have found the Net server saboteur and is taken off the case by Chief Duyck. O’Leary will have to investigate the Bio-Server Project on his own. His initial findings are rather scary:
Karlos Allen, Rusted Chrome
Novella Floater skulks after Shirley and, with the unexpected aid of a cat, finds out where she’s really going after work. Honey, Nick, Flea and the others meet at a party to end all parties. After high school maybe they’ll find happiness in their own ways:
Bill Bowler, High School Honey
Chapter 19: Bride of the Blood Beast
Chapter 20: The Big Party
Chapter 21: Experience conclusion
Serial Captain Blunt has to deal with strange-sounding, strange-looking and very deadly indigenous life forms on the frontier planet Thimble. In the process he discovers what may have caused the appearance of the crab monsters:
Danielle L. Parker, Reaper, part 7; part 8; part 9; part 10; conclusion.
New contributor Raquel D. Bailey introduces Ashley and her younger brother Ben. The two children have irreconcilable differences: After the Rain, Before the Storm.

New contributor Abha Iyengar introduces Baabul, whose father’s absence has brought about a spiritual drought. But Baabul’s mother has discovered a way to bring the rain: Drought Country.

Beware the Fury’s pastries and pickles: Marina J. Neary, Where Else Can You Find Pies Like That? part 1; conclusion.

Learning a second language is a great way to make new friends. Or enemies. It all depends on what you have to say: Julie Wornan, The Dead Are Easy to Keep, part 1; conclusion.
A friendly word of caution can be a word to the wise: Arthur Mackeown, The Shop Window.

The new editor of a magazine greets the readers. It’s in an alternate universe — so far. But stay off the slippery slope; you do not want to go there: Thomas R., Triumphant Futures.
Poetry Liana Alaverdova, Before Work


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Raquel D. Bailey and Abha Iyengar.
Challenge Challenge 384 Response: Karlos Allen, Transtemporal Transactions
Challenge 385 takes a cue from a garden hose: Hosers.
The Reading
Aidan Lucid, The Zargothian Tales (excerpt)
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art

Bewildering Stories News

Translations: Our menus now include a link to a new index: Translations. It’s modeled after the Reviews page and is intended to give readers a guide to works published in Bewildering Stories that are translations from or into languages other than English. Our thanks to Michael E. Lloyd for giving us a good start on the contents. The list is not yet complete; our readers and contributors can help by reporting titles (with the issue numbers) that should be added to the list.

Novel: Rusted Chrome concludes in issue 388. It is complete on line as of this issue. Follow the “Proceed” links or the links in the Table of Contents.

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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