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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 705

Novel Other revolutionary factions are willing to “give Bain a chance” and see if he can implement progressive social and economic reforms. But Mira and her allies are very wary of the new “king” and are preparing to take pre-emptive action.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Part III: Revolution
Chapter 22: Staging the Attack
Serial Risker Dee and her friend Doc Matheson need to return to the refuge of the Bunker, but a formidable enemy stands in their way: the mutant Howlers.
Bryon Havranek, From the Ashes of Our Fall
Which can be more potent: nuclear weapons or fresh water? Lou Antonelli, The Shining Crescent, part 1; conclusion.

Prescription painkillers may leave addiction and an underground economy in their wake. Adapting to them can be a scary experience: Ada Fetters. TradeWinds.

Which is more fulfilling: to entertain or to be entertained? Ljubo Popovich, The River Waits, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Unblossomed Youths
Edward Ahern, Falling Away
Shola Balogun, One More Night
Denny Marshall, Ghost of Forevermore
New contributor Cade Williams, Sunday Night Blues


Challenge Challenge 705 asks a perfectly grammatical question: Who Is You?
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Simon Williams, Oblivion’s Forge.
The Art
Richard Ong, The Visitor

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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