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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 769

Novel Mayor Brandt receives Sgt. Jefferson “Jeb” Cody and underlings with ostentatious informality in a regal setting. One push shows everyone who’s the boss in New Eden.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Serial New contributor Lance Dean tells a cautionary tale about a planet where diamonds — and people — are treated like dirt: Brain Dead Peep Star Dreams, part 1; part 2.
Short
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New contributor Liana V. Andreasen takes a group of loving, talented people to perform a ritual at At Taft Point.

In the violent world of the Old West, justice may yet come from those clear-headed enough to seek it: Gary Clifton, Who Murdered Tulsa Rose? part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Arthur Whitaker brings young Nova to the home of elderly Beatrice Underwood with Happiness for Sale.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor P. C. Keeler shows why one must not get too uppity when messing with the timestream: Time After Time.
Poetry Mike Acker, Celestial Metaphors
Ljubo Popovich, The Scarecrow Dreams
Essay New contributor Fred Russell offers A Very Brief Meditation on Space and Time.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Liana V. Andreasen, Lance Dean, P. C. Keeler, Fred Russell, and Arthur Whitaker.
Challenge Challenge 769 asks you: Happiness? What’s That?
Special Challenge: The Grammar of Spacetime
The Reading
Room
P. C. Keeler, Migon   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Temple of Light

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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