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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 706

Novel The United Enclave Services is prepared to stage a raid on the Gates estate, but a strategic error tips their hand.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 23: Discovered!
Serial Risker Dee has to scale perilous heights to escape the Howlers while leading them away from Doc Matheson. Is our heroines’ story ending or only beginning?
Bryon Havranek, From the Ashes of Our Fall
Chapter 5: A Mad Dash for Home, conclusion
Short
Stories
One traveler ventures into the Undiscovered Country and returns. But at what price and with what knowledge? J. Daniel Batt, Necronaut, part 1; conclusion.

Stagecoach driver Henry Paul Brannigan and his faithful dog must track down bandits and rescue the beauteous Miss Moore in an epic from the Wild West: Gary Clifton, Hill Country Showdown, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor R. W. Warwick introduces Xenoton, whose kingdom is about to be overthrown. But his weapons don’t work. In fact, they have a mind of their own. What to do? Call Customer Service for Troubleshooting Your Deathtec Megaton Death Ray.
Flash
Fiction
If your bridge is haunted, nature may be your best ally and recourse. Just fill out the paperwork first: Charles C. Cole, Strange Invader.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, Euclid Avenue
Short
Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, Free-Fall Love
Allison Grayhurst, When One Falters
Marjorie Sadin, Autumn Passion
Review
Article
James Graham surveys the work of a notable figure in modern Scottish literature: The Poetry of Edwin Morgan, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5, conclusion.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes R. W. Warwick.
Challenge Challenge 706 experiences The Morning After After.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Hannah Spencer, The Wolf of Allendale.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Pyramid Shot

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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