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What’s in Issue 763

Novel Has the formerly peaceful space town of New Eden suddenly become prey to a big-city conspiracy? Police Chief Leo Schiavelli shows some visiting dignitaries that he has reserve forces on ice, literally.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 2: A Cure for Space Sickness, part 1; part 2
Novella Gordon prepares to confront the coven and prevent a blood sacrifice. His first task is to keep AJ and Tassie out of harm’s way.
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane
Chapter 19: The Note from Judy
Chapter 20: Talking With Tassie
Short
Stories
New contributor Jeremy E. Brown introduces a pair of book-retrievers in a post-apocalyptic dark age. All that stands between the survivors and barbarism is The Last Librarian, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

New contributor Craig Donegan brings a successful functionary to retirement age in a society where advanced knowledge of applied mathematics is required for access to The Management Class, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
In a victimhood culture, the most seemingly innocent joke may have dire consequences: Ronald Linson, Diurnally Challenged.
Poetry Mike Acker, End of Day
Short
Poetry
New contributor Frank Coffman, Thessalonike
Denny Marshall, Short Abduction
Essay New contributor Brian L. Steed explores the implications of 21st-century warfare in A Commentary on “Without Sky.”

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jeremy E. Brown, Frank Coffman, Craig Donegan, and Brian L. Steed.
The Critics’
Corner
Don Webb asks, What Is Perception?
Challenge Challenge 763 says watch your back because They’re Back.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Blood Sacrifice

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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