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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 785

Novel Lucy and Eartha enjoy old-fashioned sodas and discuss drug deals with kindly Mr. Hallahan. Toby Pelky talks spying with Mayor Brandt. Chief Schiavelli and Sgt. Cody move a desk.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Serial New contributor Sacha Moore has teen-age Tabitha tolerate her mother’s love life until an unusual new man comes along: That Thing With Feathers, part 1; part 2.
Henry Paul Brannigan’s beloved Charlie is ancient, but he’s not too old to “do what dogs do” just when it’s most needed: Gary Clifton, Family Sand, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Matthew D. Saeman produces a “what is reality” show in a family whose motto seems to be: Dog Eat Dog.

How can one satirize a literary genre that seems intent on satirizing itself? Bring the authors’ characters to life! Ronald Schulte, Creative Differences, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Matthew Harrison, Blockchain World
New contributor Jerome Malenfant, A Platypus Once Said to Me


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sacha Moore and Matthew D. Saeman.
Challenge Challenge 785 cautions: Now You See It, Don’t.
The Reading
Subodhana Wijeyeratne, Tales From the Stone Lotus   excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Liftoff

AA 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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