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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 795

Serial New contributor Gordon Sun introduces Sue and her young son, Danny, in a near-future dystopia where the members of only two professions have the Right to Live, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
No matter when or where, politeness works from the top down as well as from the bottom up: Gary Clifton, The Dragon Slayer’s Helper.

The common cold is contagious. So is mass hysteria: Arthur Jackson, The Unexpected Friend, part 1; conclusion.
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Fiction
Don’t have the time or talent to write love texts? Delegate the chore to someone who is as adept with a pen or cellphone as with a sword: Charles C. Cole, Beauregard the Beatific.

New contributor Jen Durbent depicts a mother’s surprise in finding a new app that tells her Your Walls Can Talk.
Poetry Kaci Skiles Laws, Leland Gaunt
Ken Poyner, Common Goods
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Poetry
Crystalwizard, I Know You

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Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jen Durbent and Gordon Sun.
Challenge Challenge 795 gets suspicious when things say, Word Has It That...
The Photo
Album
Richard Ong, Walking on Ice
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Starship Nebula

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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