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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 713

Novel Jackson Bain plans to capture the revolutionaries’ communications headquarters, but his surprise attack comes as no surprise.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 31: Bain Betrayed
Chapter 32: The Attack on Clavenet HQ
Novella The Clement family care for shipwrecked Michael Walker and his injured father. Michael settles in comfortably but notices a few strange things: Bill Prindle, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, part 3.
Serial In an asteroid belt around the star Hera, mining companies compete viciously with one another and with their own workers: Scott D. Coon, The Workforce Drive, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
New contributor Mark Leinwand brings onstage an obsessive but clever serial killer. One selected victim refuses to be a target: Target Unexpected, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor J. M. Williams shows how spirits may stir a shaman’s blood, but they can’t wield her weapons: The Might of a Shaman.
Flash
Fiction
At a funeral, a former couple reviews a complex history of relationships: Edward Ahern, Embers.
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, Blasphemy
Ronald Linson, Psychotherapy for the Uploaded
Denny Marshall, Space Cloth

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mark Leinwand and J. M. Williams.
Challenge Challenge 713 makes its point by Rolling 13.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Baileigh Higgins, The Black Tide: Remnants.
The Art
Gallery
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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