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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 703

Novel If you’re going to stage a coup d’état, be sure to cover all the angles in advance.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Short
Stories
Reality may not be as strange as fiction, but it can be funnier: Gary Clifton, Alien Medical Captives.

New contributor Cindy O’Quinn brings poetic justice to two couples who have just split up: Loss of Control, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

In a bitter colonial war on an alien planet, Field Observer Charlette Thorn must tell the authorities one thing and herself, something quite different: Robert Stephenson, A Battleground Muse, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Sneering at Womanizing Linguistics
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, Before the Morning Comes
Crystalwizard, The Peduncle
Karin S. Heigl, Frazzled — Zerfetzt
Denny Marshall, Paliens

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Cindy O’Quinn.
Challenge Challenge 703 pleads, Don’t Eat My Fins.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain, Gary Beck, Fault Lines
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Aurora Discharge

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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