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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 791

Novel The city’s power goes out. A visitor threatens Mayor Brandt. Wayne, Lucy, Cody and Chief Schiavelli race to save the frozen soldiers. The long-expected underground uprising seems to be under way.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Short
Stories
Two downtrodden editors find a new meaning in the term “ghost writer”: Walter Giersbach, Rosamonde Calley.

Romance is risky. Happy they whom fortune favors: Channie Greenberg, Sanjit, the Binturong.

New contributor Sergio Hartshorne has Wrassian undertake a perilous mission to spend a last few minutes with an ailing mother: Sons and Mothers, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Pledging a fraternity can be arduous. Perhaps a protective housemother can help: Ralph E. Shaffer, Pledge Break.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Serene Autumn recasts Narcissus as a devoted brother: The Narcissus Flower.
Poetry Michael Murry, Gargoyles and Grotesques
Short
Poetry
Robin Helweg-Larsen, First Contact
David Whippman, The Fall of Sherlock Holmes

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Serene Autumn and Sergio Hartshorne.
Challenge 4QR18 Challenge Response discusses Daedalus and Others.
The Reading
Room
Clark Zlotchew, The Caucasian Menace   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Arctic Light

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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