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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 702

Novel Jackson Bain has a plan to bring down a political opponent and rescue her drug slave, Carlo, into the bargain.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 19: Carlo Spills
Short
Stories
A spy who makes herself a target is likely to be running too big a risk: David Castlewitz, Red Eye, part 1; conclusion.

Mr. Loggins and Bubbles the Clown go back a long way, perhaps longer than either suspects: Walter Kwiatkowski, The Jack-in-the-Box, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Rick Pearson ponders whether the first message to SETI might be Quiet Time Has Begun, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
A stopped watch gives an old man time to reminisce: Ed Kyatt, A Dance by the Lake.
Drama Loss, an ex-husband boss and a death cult are too much for one person to deal with alone: Charles C. Cole, Now Departing.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Love Letters Never Sent
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, The Relationship
Shola Balogun, Ifegali
James R. Rudolph, Winterkill
Anna Ruiz, Fierce Love

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Rick Pearson.
Challenge Challenge 700 Response: Blood Group
Challenge 701 Response looks at The Rue de la Paix.
Challenge 702 has a message to space aliens: Keep Off the Grass.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Sydney Somers, Call Me Cupid.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Earth’s Beating Heart

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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