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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 792

Novel Lois inspires Chief Schiavelli to make a decision. Petrillo urges Mayor Brandt to make one, too. Meanwhile, Lucy Nakamura faces intruders in City Operations.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Novella New contributor Janel Brubaker borrows Phoebe and Medusa from ancient mythology and recasts them as a women facing latter-day persecution.
The Cavern of Serpents
Chapter 1: Phoebe
Chapter 2: Medusa
Short
Stories
New contributor Steve Bates shows how the retribution for cruel oppression can take cosmic dimensions in The Singularity of Louisa Lindsay, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Paul Bluestein casts a compassionate light on senile dementia when an old man discovers One of a Kind.

Human beings show all the colors of the rainbow flag. Why not sheep, as well? Dave Henson, Steve, the Coruscating Ewe.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes wine-tasters’ enthusiasms can go under the bottom as well as over the top: Boris Kokotov, An Authentic Gnosis.
Poetry Robin Helweg-Larsen, You Can’t Handle Full Sun
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Corporate Vision
Michael J. Collins, Madhouse Soundtrack

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Steve Bates, Paul Bluestein and Janel Brubaker.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories discusses Daedalus and Others, II.
Challenge Challenge 792 checks in at Customs while Crossing the Anachron.
The Photo
Album
John Stocks, Liverpool at Night
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Fireside Warmth

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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