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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 765

News This is the last regular issue of the spring or fall quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, the Second Quarterly Review will bring you the editors’ choices from issues 755 through 765.
Novel Mayor Brandt enlists his “esteemed underling,” Pelky, in a move to ward off Police Chief Leo Schiavelli’s gaining power. Meanwhile, Eartha Wayne has thawed out a frozen soldier, Sgt. Jefferson Cody, who definitely has a mind of his own.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 4: Waking Up
Novella Gordon Lormor confronts Hester, the head witch, in a final battle of spells.
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane
Chapter 22: Meeting Hester
Chapter 23: Back to Work, conclusion
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New contributor Charles Haddox paints a poetic picture of friendly revelry at the Elysium Fair on an idyllic night in late spring: Wild Strawberries and Moonlight.

An artistic creation has some pointed questions for his creator: Kaci Skiles Laws, The Paper Man.

An alternate-history Job has some pointed questions of his own for God once Satan is written out of the script: Prem Kumar Vijayan, Job’s Lament.
Poetry Mike Acker, Playing Für Elise
Channie Greenberg, Contingent on Altering Behaviors
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Denny Marshall, The Shaft
New contributor M. Stone, Craving the Uncanny
Epitaph for Anthony Bourdain

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Charles Haddox and M. Stone.
Challenge Challenge 765 pulls rabbits Out of the Hat.
Letters Bewildering Stories discusses the Anthony Bourdain epitaph.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Steena Holmes, The Forgotten Ones.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Geoglyphs

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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