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What’s in Issue 721

Novel The revolutionaries’ victory comes at a price, and many of the winners will have to pay it.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 41: The Scapegoat
Serial Browning and Coswald set out to find Rosenberg, who has apparently placed a curse on Coswald’s pocket watch. Browning finds he has an uncontrollable desire to possess the object that controls time.
Bryon L. Havranek, The Masterful Timepiece
In the Wild West, justice requires that killers’ motives be questioned: Gary Clifton, Dance Hall Bounty Hunters, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Roy Dorman introduces the irascible Deputy Sheriff Andy Donaldson, who has a big problem with Fred Dirkson, The High Priest of Roadkill.

New contributor Kimberly Steinberg portrays a close-knit family haunted by a vampire. If reasonable remedies seem ineffective, what can they do but consult a specialist and Beat the Drum, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry New contributor Sunayna Pal, A Letter to My Mind
New contributor Alan Katerinsky, Con Sweetie
Memoirs New contributor Behrang Foroughi answers Montesquieu’s famous ironic question: “How can anyone be a Persian?” It’s simple: by being a human being in the Old Bazaar of Tehran as well as on the streets of Manhattan in the Rain.

Sometimes, one can learn a lot from the smallest things: Don Webb, First Contact in a Coffee Cup.
A memorable story shows how a foreigner bridges an enormous divide between worlds: Camille Parker, Muttawain.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Roy Dorman, Behrang Foroughi, Alan Katerinsky, Sunayna Pal and Kimberly Steinberg.
Challenge Challenge 721 sees that people wear Coats of Many Colors.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Gary Beck, Tremors.
The Art
Richard Ong, Weeping Centaur
Steven Rice, Grim Dripper

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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