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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 778

News This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 766 through 778 in the Third Quarterly Review.
Novel The newly thawed soldier is ready to run amok unless Sgt. Cody and the authorities of New Eden can convince him that they are the “good guys.”
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 17: Corporal Boyer
Novella Daedalus has settled into a fairly comfortable exile on Crete. Meanwhile, King Minos has broken his promise to sacrifice a bull to Poseidon. The queen, Pasiphae, asks Daedalus’ help in satisfying some new and strange urges. The consequences will test his skills severely.
Danko Antolovic, My Name Is Daedalus
Chapter 2: Pasiphae
Serial Lou finds a new friend in Lauren, but Detective Rogerio aims to implicate Lou in the “Thumbs Down” murders: Tim Britto, Last Fare, part 5; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Antiques of all kinds need special care: Gary Beck, The Last Piano.

New contributor Joshua Begley shows how even the most celebrated young love can go stale over the years unless it is tended carefully and matures: Juliet’s Street-Side Serenade, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Rachel Rodman revives ten old fairy tales with original and humorous recipes: Comestibly Ever After.
Poetry Kaci Skiles Laws, His Name is Happiness
Short
Poetry
New contributor Ken Poyner, Limited Reputation
Meg Smith, The Strange Country
Essay New contributor J. Zhanna Malekos Smith makes a point: cyberspace belongs to everyone. And that raises the ancient question Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? — Who shall watch the watchmen? The debate opens in The Great Cyberspace Solarium Dialogue.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Joshua Begley, Ken Poyner, Rachel Rodman, and Jessica Zhanna Malekos Smith.
Challenge Challenge 778 hears somes Coughing Hacks.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Ocean of Storms

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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