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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 773

Novel Chief Schiavelli promises Lois a secret. Petrillo and Wayne investigate Edgar Dumont’s apartment. Lucy Nakamura commands Sgt. Cody’s attention and brings him up to speed on New Eden’s inner workings and her own goals.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 12: A Woman’s Ambition
Novella New contributor Robert J. Howe shows how the legendary puppet might have started out as a boy in a hostile environment where his only friend is banished: Pinocchio’s Diary, part 1; part 2
Short
Stories
Before vacationing on a remote island, be sure to check on local customs: Ronald Linson, Sacrifice of the Honored, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Brian William Moore takes a father and son out for a walk on a hospitable but strange exoplanet that is 12 years out of phase with Earth: Tau Ceti f Time.

Want to live forever? Make sure you have all your affairs — and equipment — in order before pulling the plug: Carl Perrin, The Reconstituted Man.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Frank Kozusko shows a father and daughter on a “take your child to work” day. The result is very likely not what the schoolteachers had in mind: Merry River.
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, The Search
Gary Beck, Disorder
Prose
Poetry
New contributor Austine Osas, On That Last Gettin’-Up Mornin’

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Robert J. Howe, Brian William Moore, Frank Kozusko, and Austine Osas.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories discusses The Blurring Effect.
The Reading
Room
Teresa Richards, The Windfall App   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
John Eric Ellison, Sad Eyes

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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