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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 784

Novel Sgt. Jeb Cody tells Lucy Nakamura and Chief Schiavelli he wants to settle down in New Eden. Dominic Delumbria tells Toby Pelkey he wants to start a revolution.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
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Stories
New contributor Mia Brech introduces an ophthalmology patient who discovers The Price of Bright.

Where is the best place a secret agent can take his pet cat when he goes on a mission? Heather J. Frederick, Where Paws Can’t Touch the Ground, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor John I Leggett helps Henry find a way to get some color in his life. It’s simple: just have it Penciled In, part 1; conclusion.

Paul is a musician who hears music in his mind. The more perfectly it’s played, the greater the cost to him: Alison McBain, Finale Fortissimo.
Poetry New contributor John P. Heavern, Conjurings
Ljubo Popovich, Absinthe
Short
Poetry
New contributor Mickey Kulp, Cultural Translation
Meg Smith, In the Crows’ Dialect
Essay New contributor John McBain, Danger, Will Robinson!

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mia Brech, John P. Heavern, Mikey Kulp, John I Leggett, and John McBain.
Challenge Challenge 784 advises against using Invented Idioms.
The Reading
Room
Ken Poyner, The Book of Robot   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
John Eric Ellison, The Fiddler

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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