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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 697

News Our Audio index now lists audio books available at Audible.com. Veteran contributors who would like to add their titles to the index are encouraged to send links to the Managing Editor.
Novel Jackson Bain is reluctant to propose to the Supreme Council reforms he considers radical. Jiri will have to up the ante and engage in some powerful arm-twisting.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 13: Persuading Bain
Short
Stories
Even the most violent crimes often call on the police to perform careful procedural investigations: Gary Clifton, Stiff Katies, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Val Gryphin depicts the early career of a young knight and her fairy-gnome companion: Gail the Gallant, part I; part II; part III; part IV, conclusion.

New contributor Francis Mont shows how obsessive jealousy is its own worst enemy: Truth Can Hurt.
Flash
Fiction
Icelandic folklore does not have dragons. Now it can have one that is quite in keeping with the mysterious landscape: Karin S. Heigl, White DragonWeißdracheHvítadrekinn.
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, To My Son
Gregg Dotoli, Someday, When I’m There

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Val Gryphin and Francis Mont.
Challenge Challenge 697 says Keep the Change.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Piers Anthony, Writer’s Retweet.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, White Dragon

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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