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What’s in Issue 692

Novel Jiri has not been able to contact Mira since she was expelled from the wealthies’ estate and returned to her original enclave. But, over the years, Mira has been successful. She has risen in the ranks of the Committee, which assures law enforcement in the enclave and has a political agenda of its own.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Part II: Reform. Chapter 8: Joliet Enclave
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Stories
In the Old West, “justice” often came at the end of a rope or from the barrel of a gun. In this story, only an old Texas Ranger stands for the truth: Gary Clifton, The Del Rio Crossing, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Richard Murray has a warning about time travel: time machines are impossibly complex to build and use. And if psychopaths build one, everybody may be in for Troubled Times, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Will Shadbolt paints a charming picture of two childhood friends who share fantasies and build sandcastles together. But you know what happens to Sandcastles, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Douglas Young, I’ll Listen to Bach
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, In Rwanda
Denny Marshall, Under the Dome

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Richard Murray and Will Shadbolt.
Challenge Challenge 692 says Clean Up or Clear Out.
The Reading
Room
Marina J. Neary, Big Hero of a Small Country excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Aerie Warrior Queen

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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