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What’s in Issue 698

Novel Jiri proposes economic and social reforms to the Supreme Council. He meets Carlo and realizes that his old friend has suffered a fate far worse than his own.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 14: The Supreme Council, part 1; part 2
Space pilot Richard Mako lusts after a female colleague and respects no rules but his own. In the deadly atmosphere of Neptune, he encounters a love that surpasses all understanding: Harry Lang, Down to the Wild Blue Yonder, part 1; conclusion.

To what lengths will a retired locksmith go to free a ghost and his wife’s soul? And what might be their reward? Stuart North, To Free a Ghost, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Nick Pipitone depicts a single mother who fears for her son’s life in a City of Dogs, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Ed Kyatt brings together an old teacher and her young pupil in a war zone. The teacher is very wise and knows how to answer her pupil’s question: What Good Is Arithmetic?
Poetry Douglas Young, Oh, If I Would Have...
Shola Balogun, When a Poet Dies
Denny Marshall, Story of the Stars


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Ed Kyatt and Nick Pipitone.
Challenge Challenge 698 challenges you to find Your Place and Time.
The Reading
Bertil Falk, Feroze, the Fogotten Gandhi   excerpt
Classic Reissue: Ward Moore, Bring the Jubliee   review
The Art
Richard Ong, Cataclysm

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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