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What’s in Issue 731

Novel Dallas Police Detectives Davis McCoy and Maggs Wilson follow leads in a cold case of murder. Trouble is, the murders keep piling up.
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
Chapter 19: Old Handicaps
Chapter 20: Combing Garbage
Chapter 21: Run, Fool
Novella Krista, a professor of Economics, is delayed on her way to class when one of her former students, Gavin McLeod, falls from a tall office building. Some people seem to know too much or too little about it, and a Toronto Police Detective, Tran, has strong doubts that Gavin’s death was a suicide.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 1: An Unexpected Delay
Chapter 2: Initial Inquiries
Would you like to have your masterpiece published? Be prepared for some complex negotiations: Channie Greenberg, Fame and Fortune.

New contributor Mike Soldat shows how Sur’in, an unscrupulous mage, gives a whole new meaning to the expression “dining out.” In more than one way, it involves Choosing a Life.
Drama Who plans to move into this new home anyway: the buyers or the furnishings? Charles C. Cole, The Rug Man.
Poetry New contributor Chiamaka Okonkwo, Lost Dogs and City Lights
Sultana Raza, Honourable Discharge
Classic Reissue: Carmen Ruggero, The Sound of Time
Oonah V. Joslin, Exploring Hemispheres
Denny Marshall, Stowaway


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chiamaka Okonwko and Mike Soldat.
Challenge Challenge 730 Response examines the literary possibilities of The Priceless Barking Dog.
Challenge 731 reviews some high-school physics with t = (2d/g)½.
Interview Bewildering Stories reports on Bertil Falk in India.
The Reading
Marina J. Neary, Sirens Over the Hudson   excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Spider Tree

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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