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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 797

Short
Stories
New contributor M. L. Humphrey sends Parker Morley, a newspaper reporter, comic straight man and his own best interviewee for an Interview with the Dungeon Master, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Mike Sharlow shows how wars begin in The Rock Fight.

New contributor Howard Vogl tells how to get away with murder: hide it in plain sight by Chopping Mannequins.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Alberto Chimal turns time upside down by telling A Young Man’s Fortune. Translation by Toshiya Kamei
Poetry Robin Helweg-Larsen, Wishful Thinking
Boris Kokotov, No Plans
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, When Machines Learn
Essay Would you like to have your weight in gold? It depends on where you are. And in the far future, what will human beings look like in the gravityless environment of space? Boghos L. Artinian, Your Mass in Gold.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Alberto Chimal, M. L. Humphrey, Mike Sharlow and Howard Vogl.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories had advice and questions about Drawing Conclusions.
Challenge Challenge 797 says if you can’t plan ahead, Plan Backwards.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, The Eye of Horus

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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