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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 708

Novel Jackson Bain is having a bad day. He would prefer that the news report a “minor disturbance,” but it’s a well-armed uprising. Meanwhile, Jiri, separated from his family, prepares to organize communications for the revolutionaries.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 25: Lake Forest Falls
Chapter 26: Lea Escapes
Serial New contributor Joseph McKinley introduces Fu Xiao, her relatives, and her English teacher. They won’t get rich by picking tea, but some berries lurking in the bushes are a potential gold mine: Perfect Wisdom Berry Blast, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
Henry Brannigan, hero of the Hill Country showdown, has married Elizabeth Monroe and opened a bank in the newly named town of Uvalde. A trio of bank robbers set him on the path to becoming a lawman of the Old West: Gary Clifton, Due North From Uvalde, part 1; conclusion.

A new man comes to a small Montana town. He’s charismatic and has a sinister gift of persuasion. He uses his gift very economically: why bother to do evil himself when he can make others do it for him? Bob Lovely, Dust Blind.

New contributor John Van Allen revives the ancient myth of the Fates. They are very modern ladies and behave like three ill-assorted sisters: The Fates of Atomic Zombies, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
A note on a report card from long ago has had far-reaching effects. But a question remains: who wrote it? Charles C. Cole, An Early Teacher.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, After Yeats’ “Do Not Hurry, Do Not Rest”
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, I Laugh
Allison Grayhurst, Truth To Be Told
Marjorie Sadin, Dumbfounded

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Joseph McKinley and John Van Allen.
Challenge Challenge 708 is wary of The Power of Suggestion.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews A. C. Smith, The Wanted Lawman.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, The Core

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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