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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 707

News This is the last regular issue of the season, winter or summer, depending on your hemisphere. Next week, the First Quarterly Review will bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 696 to 707.
Novel Mira is hell-bent on revenge against Imelda. Her revolutionary army is detected early, but it has the advantages of surprise, mass and logistics.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 24: Mira’s Revenge
Short
Stories
Young Palu is treated very unfairly. If he can’t play with his soccer ball, he’ll wear it: Charles G. Chettiar, The Cracked Ball.

New contributor Paul Lubaczewski poses an ethical problem: may one save a culture from nuclear annihilation when one is forbidden to do so? The Organic Act of 2916, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Dawn G. Patterson depicts the underground culture that is bound to arise in a society where teenagers are not allowed to live to become adults: Time Hoarders, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
The two high purposes of literature are to inspire the living and comfort the dying: Ed Kyatt, A Pulse in Oblivion.
Poetry Shola Balogun, Tiresias
Oonah V. Joslin, Give ’Em an Inch!
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, The Passing of the Day
Denny Marshall, Ghost Castle

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Paul Lubaczewski and Dawn G. Patterson.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories considers The Baneful Effects of Tiro.
Challenge Challenge 707 wears A Cap of Another Color.
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Space Pyramid

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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