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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 777

Novel The authorities in the satellite city must confront what they least expected: an all-out struggle for power both below and above ground. Lines are being drawn with violence and murder.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 16: Wayne’s Office, part 1; part 2
Novella New contributor Danko Antolovic introduces a legendary craftsman who takes great pride in his skill and artistic achievements. He cannot yet know that his country’s literature will, one day, warn the world of the danger of hubris.
My Name Is Daedalus
Chapter 1: Talos
Serial Lou has grown accustomed to the revelations he sees in his taxicab’s rear-view mirror. Now it shows him pure horror. Lou’s honesty and curiosity will get him into big trouble with both the wrong and “right” side of the law: Tim Britto, Last Fare, part 3; part 4.
Short
Stories
New contributor Hillary G. Anderson shows how a prisoner might be consoled by the curiosity of a kindly neighbor: Life Through Glass.

Words of ancient wisdom from Mark 9:45 literally come true: Terry Groves, A Foot of Pain, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Who is Olaf, really? And, for that matter, Gertrude Nightingale? Agent Brodski has his suspicions: Gary Clifton, The Olaf Conundrum.
Poetry Ljubo Popovich, Sounds of Winter
Short
Poetry
Channie Greenberg, Prickly Masters’ Effluvium
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Coming to the Boil

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Hillary G. Anderson and Danko Antolovic.
Challenge Challenge 777 hops on a Hotfoot.
The Reading
Room
P. C. Keeler, Rafael & Roberts, eds, Mother of Invention   review
The Art
Gallery
John Eric Ellison, Old Woman

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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