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What’s in Issue 748

Novella Goat Boy stages an infantry-style assault on Dora’s conference. Meanwhile, Hansi infiltrates the realm of the evil god.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Attack on an Evil God
Serial With the help of Gabe and Mrs. Moorhouse, Mrs. Anderson delivers Gabe’s baby sister. Fortunately, they can take an escape line that does not go overland: Dan Rice, The Future of Our Prosperity, part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
After ten years of silence, Lorna feels she is ready to tell the truth about the family’s parish priest. But is she, really? Mark Dennis, The Speaking of Lorna.

New contributor Joshua Kamin introduces Galen, a student who lives in isolation. Galen thinks he espies the goddess Ananke doing mysterious work in an office building in the middle of the night: Our Little Sanctuaries, part 1; conclusion.

The thief Hakar visits the fence Agbek, apparently to sell a mysterious ancient treasure. But Hakar seems to want to get rid of the thing more than he wants to sell it. And Captain Anur, of the Zodom police, is hot on Hakar’s trail: Stuart North, All That Glitters: A Tale of Zodom, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
Short
Poetry
New contributor Nancy Ramsey, The Next Thing

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Joshua Kamin and Nancy Ramsey.
Challenge Challenge 748 knows Not the Day or the Hour.
Letters Ron Linson, Page Readers
Michael Murry, Getting the Point and Getting the Girl
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain & Don Webb review Gary Inbinder, The Man Upon the Stair.
The Art
Gallery
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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