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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.
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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

Departments

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