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What’s in Issue 781

Novel New Eden is as tranquil as early 20th-century Earth. Newly promoted Constable Eartha Wayne cleverly cadges upscale quarters for herself. Young Tabitha gives Chief Schiavelli a foretaste of onrushing social change. Underground, Dominic Delumbria is preparing the proletariat for revolution.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Novella After fleeing Crete, Daedalus finds refuge with a friendly king but discovers that he remains a pawn in the power politics of the Bronze Age kingdoms.
Danko Antolovic, My Name Is Daedalus
Chapter 5: Camicus
Short
Stories
New contributor Leslie Burton-López has Aunt Peggy introduce herself to young Maggie. Peggy is a mysterious and marvelous tutor, but she is bringing Maggie some heavy Baggage, part 1; conclusion.

A genetic experiment gone wrong relieves the Icelandic government of some taxpayers: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, The Spider Lion.

It pays to be polite to everyone; you never know when even the most unlikely-looking person can help you: Bill Kowaleski, How I Helped Mrs. Vastbinder.
Flash
Fiction
Watch out, here she comes. Goldilocks is taking over: Channie Greenberg, A Bear Walked Into a Bar.
Poetry Ken Poyner, Game Skills
Short
Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, Grace Gifts
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Distance

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Leslie Burton-López.
Challenge Challenge 781 says, “Surprise! Trip or Treat!”
The Art
Gallery
John Eric Ellison, Joy in Life and Labor

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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