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What’s in Issue 711

Novel General Wilhouse has joined the revolutionaries. He has important information for them and they, for him.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 29: Wilhouse Adjusts
Novella Eleven-year old Michael and his father set out for an afternoon of sailing. They need the time together. Little do they know where the wind will take them: Bill Prindle, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, part 1.
Serial General Liu is very interested in Master Fu, who alone knows which berry bushes will bring enlightenment and which will explode: Joseph McKinley, Perfect Wisdom Berry Blast, conclusion
Short
Stories
New contributor Stephen H. Buhner brings Annie to the end of a long life. But, before she goes to her people’s spirit village, a younger generation can once again hear the time-honored healing songs in The Death of Annie One-Horse, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Daniel Waldman depicts how language works in a “post-truth” autocracy and what fate might befall The Speechwriter, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Joseph Waugh brings a boy and girl together over two cigarettes. A third will bear her name: The Soon and Ending Nights.
Flash
Fiction
What better to do with a list of miseries than to put it in a blender? Charles C. Cole, Pain Beach.
Short
Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, Moon Tears
Ronald Linson, New Ways of Summer
Denny Marshall, Bank Shot

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Stephen H. Buhner, Daniel Waldman and Joseph Waugh.
Challenge Challenge 711 says Enlighten That Cigarette.
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, Can I Be Rare, Too? excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Island Princess

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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