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What’s in Issue 719

Novel Jiri Lee and Jackson Bain, erstwhile enemies, realize they desperately need each other if they are to escape being executed by the new revolutionary government. Jiri’s long-time friend Mira jeopardizes her own position to help them.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 39: A Plot Forms
Short
Stories
Pete says that the Witch of the Blue Bayou has cursed him to spend his days walking. Not if Ambry and her enchanted fiddle have anything to say about it. But where does the curse really come from? Dana Beehr, Ambry Silverstrings and Walkin’ Pete, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; conclusion.

When homes are being readed for new tenants, they need to be cleaned. And that includes intervention by psychic scrubbers, who have problems of their own: Ada Fetters, Safe as Houses, part 1; conclusion.

Fogweed enables Raven and Eileen to prevent catastrophes. Their own is less evident but just as real as others: A. A. Khayyat, Do You Wish to Proceed? part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, The Art of Letting Go
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Poetry
Mike Acker, The Lego Man
Edward Ahern, Yard Party

Departments

Challenge Challenge 719 keeps Overhearing Wins and Losses.
The Critics’
Corner
Bill Prindle explains A Story’s Origins on a Timeless Coast.
The Reading
Room
Kenneth C. Eng, Weredragons and Other New Monsters   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Steven Rice, Eye of the Galaxy

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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