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Bewildering Stories
First Quarterly Review, 2008

Editors’ Choices: issues 273-283

Short Stories
The Order of the Hot Potato

Everything in green is a link.

Page 1: Serials, Essays, Memoirs, Departments
Page 2: Poetry, Short Poetry, Flash Fiction, Season’s Best Issues

Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Part IV : Short Stories

Zachary Ash, Other Echoes
John Birge, A Benevolent Supremacy
Catherine Borden, Garden Hostilities
Chris Chapman, How Papa Gheddy Saved the Village
Fiona Davis, The Dream Machine
J. E. Deegan, The Last Page
Sherri H. Hoffman, Thicker Than Water
Dwight Krauss, The Trumpet Inside the Warehouse
John P. Lowe, Endless Blue Horizons
Lynn Mann, Water Rights
Frank Roger, Space Beach
Pete Sierra, Letter to a Future Self
Josh Skinner, PAL
Arthur Vibert, The River
John Vieczorek, The Supplication
Julian Worker, The Rhetorical Musketeers

Part V : The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the thirteen most controversial works of the first quarter, the ones on which the review editors did not reach a consensus for one reason or another. Some of the titles appear in the Editors’ Choices; others do not. The more divergent the votes were, the hotter the Potato is.

The titles are listed in descending order with the most controversial first. The links lead to the issues in which they appear.

  1. Christopher Barnes, Pickerty Witch
  2. Mel Waldman, The Apartment
  3. Mel Waldman, Reflections on Evil
  4. Mel Waldman, Ghetto-Land
  5. Harry Lang, Blind Moon
  6. Michael J A Tyzuk, Just a Bunch of Hot Air
  7. Anna Ruiz, Intent
  8. John P. Lowe, Endless Blue Horizons
  9. John Stocks, Dog Days
  10. Rene Barry, Anna Immortal
  11. Doug Hiser, The Blackbird of Death
  12. John Ritchie, Mirror Image
  13. Tamara Sheehan, Homebody

The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter

As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to
the three most controversial issues of the quarter:

  1. Öort Cloud
  2. Kuiper Belt
  3. Asteroid Belt

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