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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 696

Novel Mira brings Jiri, Lea and DeShaun up to date on her role in the revolution. She leaves them with doubts and questions.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 12: A Visit to Joliet
Short
Stories
In an antique store, young Jimmy finds a treasure that has a lot to do with his grandfather: Rob Crandall, Karlo’s Curiosity Shop.

A self-styled spy is continually surprised by his surroundings: Channie Greenberg, As Dead as David.

What is the proper response when you meet your future vampire self? Mark Keane, The Interview.

Jilted, unloved Junie finds the cat who is just right for her: Bill Prindle, Cat With a Young Woman, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Richard Stevenson, Sleep Paralysis
Douglas Young, A Life Worthwhile
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, The Griot’s Hymn
Denny Marshall, Time Shift 33

Departments

Challenge Challenge 696 examines The Lay of the Land.
Letters Bewildering Stories acknowledges Thank-You Notes.
Bewildering Stories celebrates The Old and New Years.
The Reading
Room
Mileva Anastasiadou, The Twelve Hits of Christmas excerpt from Ellipsis
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Vulcan’s Forge

A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

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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