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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 701

Novel “Better” may not always be the “best,” by a long shot. For a runaway like young Paco, almost anything else would be better.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 17: Runaways
Chapter 18: Feeding the Beast
Short
Stories
New contributor Mary-Jean Harris introduces a pair of ghost hunters who get a lot more than they bargained for in the Puppet Masters, part 1; conclusion.

What if a “personality test” were taken as a test of the tester’s personality? Bob Welbaum, The Personality Test.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes, dreams of recapturing one’s lost youth are best left as dreams: Jerry Guarino, Dream a Little Dream.
Poetry New contributor Elizabeth Racz, Last Night
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, Strange Fire
Denny Marshall, Big Bang Center
Marjorie Sadin, Down the Rue de la Paix

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mary-Jean Harris and Elizabeth Racz.
Challenge Challenge 701 perceives some Unfinished Business.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel.
The Art
Gallery
Channie Greenberg, A Last Touch of Winter

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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