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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 747

Novella Goat Boy, freshly unpacked, takes up arms. Maggi is attacked by a possessed motorist and repairs the gun-runners’ car with a magic spell.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Attack on an Evil God
Chapter 11: Goat Boy
Chapter 12: Night Drive
Chapter 13: Heroes of Might and Magic
Serial New contributor Dan Rice reprises in a brief drama a dystopia somewhat like the one Sinclair Lewis envisaged in 1935. For young Gabe Anderson and Maggie Lopez, “it can happen here,” even though they are The Future of Our Prosperity, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
New contributor Dan Klefstad shows how illegally acquiring a commodity can lead to arm-twisting between dealer and client: Fiona’s Castle.

A desperately desired pregnancy, expensive treatments, money running out... What’s left to hope for? Martin Westlake, Initial Resources, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
When layoffs come in hard times, how shall the laid-off be chosen? Charles C. Cole, Rules for Civil Disengagement.
Poetry Edward Ahern, The Wake
Memoir Ronald Linson, Ghost Lights

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dan Klefstad and Dan Rice.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories discusses “Ghost Lights.”
Challenge Challenge 747 cautions: Don’t Go There.
The Reading
Room
Gary Inbinder, The Man Upon the Stair   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Queen Titania

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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