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What’s in Issue 779

Novel Plots are afoot both below and above ground. Delumbria gives Pelkey a new position. Meanwhile, Eartha Wayne and Lucy Nakamura are promoted.
Charles C. Cole, Murder in New Eden
Chapter 18: Fresh Recruits
Novella Daedalus builds King Minos’ maze. Despite the architect’s efforts, he and Ariadne find the puzzle easy to solve. Much more mysterious is the mind of King Minos himself.
Danko Antolovic, My Name Is Daedalus
Chapter 3: Labyrinth, part 1; part 2
Serial Unlike a machine, the human brain can understand how it functions and even repair itself within limits. Until it doesn’t: Tom Crowley, When Working Memory Retires, part 1; part 2.
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A space pilot may find an ultimate second chance in a black hole: Jeff Dosser, I Dream of Tomorrow.

New contributor John Urbanek shows an evil neighbor and a deadly pit in Gutierrez’ Garden.
Flash
Fiction
You know of word processors. How about thought processors? They’re the latest thing! Boris Kokotov, A Selling Point.
Poetry Robin Helweg-Larsen, Walking, Then Running
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Poetry
Gregg Dotoli, Ode to Asbury: Bruce’s Song
Channie Greenberg, Scurrilous
Anna Ruiz, Anamnesis

Departments

Challenge Challenge 779 says when you hit rock bottom, start Digging Out.
The Art
Gallery
John Eric Ellison, Love Remembered

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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