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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 724

Novella New contributor Edna C. Horning, introduces Cricket, a 17-year old who knows of no way to protect her beloved dog, Smidge, than to take to the road and seek refuge with a relative living far away: God Has One, Too, part 1.
Serial The medieval peddlers of religious relics are engaged in a shady business, and politics makes it very dangerous, especially when the principal — and principle — of evil intervenes.
Michael Díaz Feito, The Relic-Mongers
Chapter 11: Acre; Chapter 12: Housekeeping;
Chapter 13: Loot; Chapter 14: Parade, conclusion
Short
Stories
What's a team “minder” to do when an injured cyborg blitzball player runs amok? David Castlewitz, Blitz Kings Minder, part 1; conclusion.

When space aliens operate like medieval Grand Companions on a conquered Earth, they may have an eerie resemblance to human beings: Arthur Davis, The Games of Fifth Avenue.

New contributor E. J. Pace introduces an embalmer whose work is affected by his fondness for drink. And that causes Homer Barnett’s Last Worry.
Flash
Fiction
Chad is only one of the Grim Reapers operating in his neighborhood. He hates his job, but he is supremely well qualified for it. A special Intervention will require his keen and discerning conscience: Ronald Linson, The Preservation of Death.
Poetry Mike Acker, Bukowski
David Adès, My Imagination Failed Me

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Edna C. Horning and E. J. Pace.
Challenge Challenge 724 wonders: can we really heave A Scythe of Relief?
The Reading
Room
Eleanor Lerman, The Stargazer’s Embassy   excerpt
Alison McBain reviews K. A. Krake, Skin.
The Art
Gallery
Steven Rice, Monumental

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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