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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 718

News This is the last regular issue of the spring or fall quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, the Second Quarterly Review will bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 708 to 718.
Novel The revolutionaries are forming a “supreme council” of their own, with foreseeable consequences. Jiri has some life or death decisions to make.
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 38: Jiri Decides
Novella Michael and his father ponder the nature of their experience at Hatch Island. Now Michael must decide for himself who has been the “ghost” in the story: Bill Prindle, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, conclusion.
New contributor Andreea Daia introduces Waihu, a girl whose clairvoyance gives her memories of many others’ endurance trials as well as the future of an ill-fated Pacific island: The Price of Remembering, part 1; conclusion.

When space aliens come calling, they may inadvertently make a real mess of things. Don’t blame the messenger who makes first contact: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, The Incredible Machine.

New contributor Mira Spindler portrays two isolated women, each with her own problems. And each has a ferocious pet. Since they’re neighbors, they’re bound to meet on the street: Old Pointy Bones and Big Ears, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Stephen Ellams, Grassed-Over Histories
Edward Ahern, A Movement in the Shadows
Allison Grayhurst, Family


Editorial Bewildering Stories takes you Behind the Scenes with our review readers.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Andreea Daia and Mira Spindler.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories asks What Is “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”?
Challenge Challenge 716 Response considers problems with Selective Massacres.
Challenge 718 asks: Does the dog have Two Heads or Three?
The Art
Steven Rice, Coiled

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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