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What’s in Issue 717

Novel Power struggles can make a revolution a victim of its own success.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 37: The Guillotine Drops
Novella Michael learns the truth about the Clements and Hatch Island, but there’s more to it. He and his father have had a charmed life at crucial moments: Bill Prindle, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, part 8; part 9.
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Stories
New contributor Will Bernardara Jr. reveals a disturbing trend: murderous violence can become as familiar as the weather. Heed the Ninja Warning.

Want to escape? Improvise an imposture: Sameer Kulkarni, The Shrinking of Barry Teeter, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Josh Medsker shows that impersonation is one thing, involuntary reincarnation, quite another: The Comeback.
Flash
Fiction
What’s a fire marshal to do when inspecting a gallery where the artistic medium is just a little too realistic? Lori R. Lopez, Gallery.
Short
Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, June Walk
Karin S. Heigl, Clinking Souls
Denny Marshall, Unseen Deep Travelers

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Will Bernardara Jr. and Josh Medsker.
Challenge Challenge 717 cautions: Come Back Carefully.
The Music
Hall
Ada Fetters reviews Tobacco at the Crocodile.
The Art
Gallery
Channie Greenberg, My Electronic Garden
Steven Rice, Claw

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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