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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 780

Novel Eartha Wayne is enjoying her new position as a police officer. Meanwhile, Toby Pelky passes to Lois a secret message intended for Chief Schiavelli.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 19: The Vibe on the Street, part 1; part 2
Novella Now that the Labyrinth is complete, Daedalus and his son Icarus will need help to avoid suffering the fate of artisans and architects who know too many royal secrets.
Danko Antolovic, My Name Is Daedalus
Chapter 4: Flight
Serial Brian cannot save himself from mental decline, but perhaps he and his friends can help save someone else: Tom Crowley, When Working Memory Retires, part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
In the late 19th century, Uvalde, Texas has become calm and civilized. When family is threatened back in New York City, what is a Texas Ranger to do but pack his badge and a gun and head for the Wild East: Gary Clifton, Five Points Justice.

Winning a big lottery seldom brings happiness, especially when the winner would rather moralize loudly than take the money and run: John Eric Ellison, The Excellence of Oysters, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Mike Acker, Out of the Blue
Ljubo Popovich, Buried
Short
Poetry
Oonah V. Joslin, The Box
Meg Smith, Closing

Departments

Challenge Challenge 780 espies some characters Blowing Town.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Tosca Lee, The Progeny; The Firstborn.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Blue Moon

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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