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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 761

Novella The coven’s militia is armed and dangerous. So is their nemesis, Gordon Lormor.
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane
Chapter 16: Caring for the Cat
Short
Stories
Felix Washington has been fighting other countries’ wars in a distant desert for so long he no longer remembers who he is: Gary Clifton, As Eternity Whispers.

From behind a pane of glass, a wizard’s captive speaks words of warning and escape to the wizard’s new servant: Charles C. Cole, The Wizard’s Mule, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Demetrios Matsakis gives Aurora a choice between The Sun-Lovers.

New contributor Jhon Sánchez introduces Ricardo, who is forced to consider what not life but living means in The IV-Therapy Coffee Shop of the 21st Century, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Stephen Owen brings a weary and famished traveler to a rooming house. The traveler is offered a dish of tasty leftovers before he retires for the night to Kevin’s Room.
Poetry Ljubo M. Popovich, Anthem of My American Youth
Ronald Schulte, The Hawk King Takes Flight
Short
Poetry
Channie Greenberg, Picky About Prey
Denny Marshall, Orbital Mousetrap

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Demetrios Matsakis, Stephen Owen and Jhon Sánchez.
Challenge Challenge 761 advises taking another look at that Mincemeat Pie.
The Reading
Room
Ted Myers, Making It: Music, Sex & Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Golden Obelisk

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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