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“Down to the Wild Blue Yonder” Recipient of Bewildering Stories’ Annual Review Awards Edition

Bewildering Stories’ Annual Review, 2017 “Down to the Wild Blue Yonder” has been selected for Bewildering Stories Mariner Awards edition. These stories, poems, essays and dramatic works are judged to be the years’ “best of the best” by Bewildering‘s editors. … Continue reading

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The Old Blues He Loved to Sing

Maybe it shouldn’t matter how Homeless Joe ended up shivering in the woods somewhere in southeast PA under a full moon in early September of 2050, singing out Catfish Blues, sliding the little section of steel pipe up and down … Continue reading

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By Order

My name is Vantu.  I am a composite man, a cyborg from a family of ignorant tradesmen toiling for bread in Region Three, where the tortured ground took less radiation and disease than other places during the Thousand Years’ Horror … Continue reading

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The Sun Men

Begin transmission. I must report this quickly, before the next gravity surge crushes the sun station.  Will it ever be heard? Five hundred years ago, during the reign of the Third Dark Moon Prince, the first sky man transformed gravity … Continue reading

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On High

Jason Metz was sorry they’d all be dead before they were successful but that’s how the cookie of environmental science crumbled. Or maybe not.  Maybe some of the crackpot longevity studies back on Earth would turn up something and they … Continue reading

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The Sea of Tranquility

“Where did this one come from?” Joe asked his daughter. Sophie threw back a red pigtail with a flourish and put the shell to her ear, feigning concentration.  She had amassed an impressive collection for a twelve-year-old and knew all … Continue reading

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Fool’s Errand

“You came here to kill God?” Pastor Hasan Abidi asked the crazy question with the posed nonchalance of a man who knew when to keep cool.  The unstable giant standing on the other side of his desk in the office … Continue reading

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