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What’s in Issue 764

Novel Mayor Brandt ostentatiously recruits an informant in the Police Department. Chief Schiavelli and lab technician Eartha Wayne have more important things to worry about.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Novella Poor Gordon Lormor, walking right into the witches’ ambush, hobbling along on his cane...
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane
Chapter 21: Not Playing Nice
Short
Stories
Sometimes you really “can’t tell the players without a scorecard”: Gary Clifton, Bait and Switch.

What to do with a priceless junk heap of a car that takes you anywhere but where you’re going? Foist it off on your no-good brother-in-law: Channie Greenberg, The Road to Amman.

Koriander meets a wanderer who shows her how to walk unscathed through rosebushes: Mark Joseph Kevlock, The Difficult I’ll Do Right Now.

What can two poor but enterprising young kids learn from a con man from the future? Plenty! Phil Temples, Paying It Backwards.
Poetry Frank Coffman, Portent of Doom
Myra Litton, Sorting Office for Lost Souls
Short
Poetry
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Sly Reality
Special
Feature
Whatever the form of goverrnment or head of state, Russia’s foreign relations have remained the same for centuries: Vladislav Surkov, The Loneliness of the Half-Blood tr. by Bill Bowler.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 764 calculates Travel Time.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Paul Beckman, Peek.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Funnel Vision

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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