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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 710

Novel The forces of the United Enclaves Services mount a successful raid on a pharmaceutical warehouse. In the booty are a dozen crates containing a mysterious drug.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 28: A Shocking Discovery, part 1; part 2
Serial The American businessmen begin to realize, to their horror, what the berries represent: Joseph McKinley, Perfect Wisdom Berry Blast, part 5; part 6.
New contributor Rob Dinsmoor shows that it can be dangerous to tinker with meteorites. One of them may build The World in Gunnar’s Barn.

New contributor Matt Saddoris depicts the harsh life of miners working for the insect-like B’Colou. Only one of three friends will escape from the Depths of Dvonia, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Would you like to re-enact, romantically, the ancient fable of Androcles and the Lion? Zookeepers — and everybody else — have some advice for you: “Don’t do it!” Gary Clifton, Bear Facts.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Graphene
Shola Balogun, To a Friend Who Died in the Swamp
Allison Grayhurst, Not Enough
Marjorie Sadin, Finding My Way Home


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Robert Dinsmoor and Matthew Saddoris.
Letters Angela Almond enjoys Easter, Bulgarian Style.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Alice S. Hill, When the Tree Is Dry.
The Art
Denny Marshall, The Enemy

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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