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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 700

Novel Jiri makes a business deal with clavie revolutionaries. Meanwhile, Mira and Bain raise some intriguing questions.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Short
Stories
New contributor Sam Buckley depicts an insurrectionist’s life in a town under military occupation by mysterious creatures: Majoring in Semtex, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Julio X. Palomino introduces a biology student who may have found a way to “cheat death”: Roots of Consciousness.

New contributor Dave Wisker reminds us of an old nightmare, one we forget at our peril. And the moral dilemmas it can pose are very real: Blood Group.
Flash
Fiction
Why might a perfectly good rowboat suddenly appear out of the ground in Lester Stanhope’s driveway? Charles C. Cole, Frost Heave.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Laudanum Tinctures
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Resolutions
Shola Balogun, When You Left Me, Isis
James R. Rudolph, The Soft Padding of Young Lions
Essay Boghos L. Artinian suggests that we WETE: Wait for Extraterrestrial Echoes.

Departments

Editorial Bewildering Stories explains How to Update Your BwS Bibliography.
Discussion Bewildering Stories acknowledges Compliments.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sam Buckley, Julio X. Palomino, and Dave Wisker.
Challenge Challenge 700 cites the three Rules of Resistance.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain, Marina J. Neary, Big Hero of a Small Country
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Magnetic Storm

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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