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What’s in Issue 793

Novel Dominic Delumbria has taken Lucy Nakamura captive. He outlines his plans for her and for the coming revolution. Meanwhile, Mayor Brandt pacifies a crowd of concerned citizens.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Novella Phoebe and Medusa fall in love in Medusa’s cave, but their relationship is beset by unexpected difficulties.
Janel Brubaker, The Cavern of Serpents
Chapter 3: Phoebe
Chapter 4: Medusa
Short
Stories
What can a pig do on the way to the slaughterhouse? Enjoy his family and a last cigarette: L. S. Popovich, Hey, You.

New contributor Margaret Rumford brings Dorrie, an aspiring but klutzy TV chef, to Scotland. She will have to prepare model dinners while contending with food critics, disasters and goats At the Tillicoultrie Inn, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Mysterious visions may be premonitions, provided they’re interpreted correctly: Hannah Spencer, The Lady Under the Lake.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Reina Cruz introduces Magdalena, who brings back from Guatemala a haunting figure with a strange fetish: Sombrerón.
Poetry Robin Helweg-Larsen, Warfare
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, Aging
Crystalwizard, Autumn in Arizona

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Reina Cruz and Margaret Rumford.
Challenge Challenge 793 enumerates The Laundry on the List.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, The Mad Hatter’s Dream

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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