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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 776


Bewildering Stories receives an extortion threat.
Latest update: Wednesday 5 September.

Novel Dr. Valdez visits Toby Pelkey, who has acquired the unresuscitated body of Lucas Boyer. Lucy Nakamura is fascinated by Sgt. Cody’s confirmation of women’s opportunities before New Eden. Mayor Brandt introduces Lucy, Cody and Eartha Wayne to Dominic Delumbria, chief of the underground mechanical operations.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Novella Il Magistrato takes Tiberio back to Orsomarso for an official hearing to determine Tiberio’s fate. The boy will have a decision of his own to make: Robert J. Howe, Pinocchio’s Diary, part 7; conclusion.
Serial New contributor Tim Britto introduces Lou, who is a quite ordinary taxi driver until his rear-view mirror shows him who his fares really are: Last Fare, part 1; part 2.
Don’t dismiss too quickly the stories of discredited mad scientists, especially when their relatives are involved: Walter Giersbach, Queen at the End of the Bar.

What a difference punctuation can make. All the difference in the world: Morris J. Marshall, Roadside Assistance.

New contributor Janet E. Sever brings a zombie apocalypse to the office with a Dead Man Working.
Poetry Mike Acker, Personals
New contributor Meg Smith, Amanda’s Forest
Essay New contributor Clem Griffith explores the meanings of a series of Settlements.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tim Britto, Meg Smith, and Clem Griffith.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Narrative Tenses.
Challenge Challenge 776 finds Strings Cut and Tied.
The Reading
Alison McBain reviews Kristen Ball, A Calf Named Brian Higgins.
The Art
Richard Ong, The Golden Tower

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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