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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 789

Novel Dario attempts an assassination, apparently at Delumbia’s behest. Now Dario has a lot to worry about.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Short
Stories
In the Wild West, where desperadoes roam, young Tad Brannigan displays the kind of combat training that even children may need: Gary Clifton, Ambush at Hang Tree Gulch, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor J. H. Zech shows resourceful soldiers conducting a seemingly impossible attack in a mission they hate: Ilysveil: Spiral of Madness, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Clark Zlotchew introduces an embittered sailor who unwittingly re-enacts the tragedy of an ancient myth: The Smell of Land, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
How might jazz evolve in the future? What are the right and wrong ways to do it? John Thiel, The Final Note.
Poetry Michael Murry, Better Maimed Than Marxist
New contributor Christine Seery, Implacable Spirit
Short
Poetry
Robin Helweg-Larsen, The Word
New contributor David Whippman, Earthbound

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Christine Seery, J. H. Zech and Clark Zlotchew.
Challenge Challenge 789 considers the impossibility of Not-Being in a Poem.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Wormhole

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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