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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 705

Novel Other revolutionary factions are willing to “give Bain a chance” and see if he can implement progressive social and economic reforms. But Mira and her allies are very wary of the new “king” and are preparing to take pre-emptive action.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Part III: Revolution
Chapter 22: Staging the Attack
Serial Risker Dee and her friend Doc Matheson need to return to the refuge of the Bunker, but a formidable enemy stands in their way: the mutant Howlers.
Bryon Havranek, From the Ashes of Our Fall
Short
Stories
Which can be more potent: nuclear weapons or fresh water? Lou Antonelli, The Shining Crescent, part 1; conclusion.

Prescription painkillers may leave addiction and an underground economy in their wake. Adapting to them can be a scary experience: Ada Fetters. TradeWinds.

Which is more fulfilling: to entertain or to be entertained? Ljubo Popovich, The River Waits, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Unblossomed Youths
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Falling Away
Shola Balogun, One More Night
Denny Marshall, Ghost of Forevermore
New contributor Cade Williams, Sunday Night Blues

Departments

Challenge Challenge 705 asks a perfectly grammatical question: Who Is You?
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Simon Williams, Oblivion’s Forge.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, The Visitor

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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