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What’s in Issue 687

Novel Jiri puts up with acting his part as a porn star in exchange for the comfortable life the wealthies afford him. But he finds unexpected benefits: two new friends and fascinating work in film editing.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 3: The Producers
Serial Demon Second Class Tom Teufel enjoys lolling in infernal idleness until he is assigned to a retraining program on Earth. Bill Prindle, A Demonic Dilemma, part 1; part 2
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New contributor David Castlewitz has Lee bring home Edna, a new girlfriend, contrary to his MAMA’s instructions. Edna is clever and attractive, but Lee is still, in some ways, a MAMA’s Boy.

In some murder cases you just wish all the suspects had done it: Gary Clifton, Odd Man In.

Dr. Whitfield hopes her Jupiter lobsters can interest a student she has mentored: Channie Greenberg, Dr. Laura Whitfield’s Dream of Recycling
Poetry Douglas Young, The Airport
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Poetry
Shola Balogun, I Did Not Take a Vow of Silence
Lana Bella, Suburb Heartbeats
Gregg Dotoli, Is and Vision

Departments

Article Gary Clifton describes unusual uses of Emergency Equipment.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes David Castlewitz.
Challenge Challenge 687 rather likes MAMA Dearest.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Edward Ahern, Capricious Visions.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Opposite Catch

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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