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What’s in Issue 770

Novel Lucy Nakamura reveals to Eartha Wayne the extent of New Eden’s surveillance. Sergeant Cody has been training police officers in martial arts, and Chief Schiavelli explains why New Eden is supposedly so peaceful.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Serial The all-powerful monopoly Pancorp has painted humanity into a dead end, and Tap along with it: Lance Dean, Brain Dead Peep Star Dreams, part 3; conclusion.
Mere human beings feel inferior to the mentally powerful Spirit People, but their common humanity sometimes unites them in a familiar way: Shawn Jacobson, The Man Who Could Only Be Human, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Thomas Sullivan depicts a world that must sometimes call upon the protection of a sleeping dragon. But who could have protected the dragon at his origin? And They Were All Saved, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Mike Acker, Of Rivers and Forests
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Near Future — Same Show


Challenge Challenge 770 sees a trap in Telling a Metastory.
The Reading
Alison McBain, The Rose Queen excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, The Gorgon Tree

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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