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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 735

News Tue 24 Oct: Your Managing Editor is now back on line after Rogers’ shutdown of 5 days, 11 hours. But how long will it last? “Once burned, twice shy,” hence a new backup connection with Bell Canada. The usual priorities are in effect: the website; correspondence with contributors; administrative e-mail.
Novel The mysterious Lola Blue is glimpsed but escapes. Harper and McCoy discover a broken ring in Stick’s car. Wendel tells all he knows.
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
Chapter 31: Contact
Chapter 32: Strategy
Chapter 33: Squeezing the Witness
Novella Krista interviews for a job as a financial planner at DBC. A mysterious “student” shows up in her class, and she touches base with Detective Tran.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 9: Interview
Chapter 10: Back in Class
Serial Tessa’s mother warns her about the return of a mysterious man known only as “He.” Tessa knows “He” is dangerous but does not steer clear of him, quite the contrary.
K. C. Gray, Of Monsters and Madmen
Chapter 1: He, part 1; part 2
Chapter 2: The Journey Home, part 1; part 2
Short
Stories
If you want to establish instantaneous communications, be sure to acquire the proper licenses first: Ronald Linson, Tapping the Line.

In the darkest hours of the Blitz, Mrs Proctor calls upon Major Charles Wilkinson to summon aid from the depths of ancient mythology: Hannah Spencer, Ravensong, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
A young reporter discovers that there may be both more and less to the rural Chastain’s faith-healing than anyone suspected: Charles C. Cole, The Subtle Hydropathist.

New contributor Christopher Stanley depicts a double apocalypse in The Violent Birth of Blue.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Losing Definition
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Poetry
Sultana Raza, Keats’s Quantic Entanglement

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Christopher Stanley.
Challenge Challenge 735 says We Interrupt This Program...
Letters Johanna Miklós and Bewildering Stories discuss Saint Cabbage and Issue 734.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Gary Beck, Virtual Living.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Square-Jawed

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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