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What’s in Issue 699

Novel The wealthies have armies drawn from the enclaves. But some soldiers are reluctant to fire on their own people.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 15: Military Subversion
New contributor LB Benton depicts the effects of an invasion on a peaceful people: The Bell Singers, part 1; conclusion.

Things have come to a sorry state when vigilante justice is all there is: Gary Clifton, Time In.

New contributor Tyra Tanner shows a warrior and her pupil facing a dilemma of death and honor: Blades of Light and Honor, part 1; conclusion.
Edward Ahern, The Explanation
Shola Balogun, Go to the Spider
Stephen Ellams, Dear Heather
Anna Ruiz, Alien Skin
Essays A familiar place may evoke pleasant dreams of times gone by: Charles B. Pettis, West Point Magic.

Chess, how many ways can we play thee? What’s the largest number we can think of? Andrew Sacks, Chess Inexhaustible.


Editorial Bewildering Stories considers the ways and means of Popularity.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes LB Benton and Tyra Tanner.
Challenge Challenge 699 sings Cadence Count.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Sherman Smith, Silencing the Blues Man
The Art
Richard Ong, Invasion Ship

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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