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Bewildering Stories’
Fourth Quarterly Review, 2008

The Editors’ Choices: issues 308-318

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Bewildering Stories continues Year 7 with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the Fourth Quarter of 2008. New readers will have easy access to the recent best of Bewildering Stories, and veteran readers will have a chance to catch up on anything they may have missed.

The Quarterly Reviews are Bewildering Stories’ honor roll, but they’re not a contest or competition in the strict sense of the term. There are no quotas: everything or nothing might qualify for a Quarterly Review. The Review Editors vote according to their estimate of each work’s success on its own terms.

As always, the Review Board’s discussions have been extensive, lively and insightful. A big Thank You to Agnes Blom, Bill Bowler, Bertil Falk, Gary Inbinder, R D Larson, Michael E. Lloyd, Carmen Ruggero, and Lewayne L. White.

We also express our gratitude to our Coordinating Editor Bill Bowler and the Associate Editors. Their insightful and detailed critiques of submissions help us set what we like to think is an Internet standard for editorial practice and for service to our contributors and readers.

Finally and foremost we congratulate the authors represented here. They and their works have well earned the honor. We hope they will inspire all our contributors.

Titles published in the Fourth Quarter: 118
Titles selected for the Quarterly Review: 50
Short Stories
1 of 1
1 of 2
2 of 3
23 of 52
Flash Fiction
Short Poetry
Essays, Memoirs
7 of 29
6 of 15
7 of 10
3 of 6

Next week will bring our readers and contributors a new year-end treat: the Annual Review of 2008. Regular publication resumes with issue 319 on January 5, 2009.

Links to all three pages can be found at the bottom of each page.

page 1 page 2
Part II Poetry and Short Poetry
Part III Flash Fiction, The Quarter’s Best Issues
page 3
Part IV Short Stories
Part V The Order of the Hot Potato, The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues

Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.

Part I

Serialized Works

All serialized works except intermittent serials
must have concluded in or before issue 318 in order to qualify.

Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr, chapters 5-6
Serials Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman and the Traveling Entertainers
Jack P. Lowe, We Are You


(including fictional memoirs)
  Will Gray, Bail Out!
Oonah V Joslin, Time Travelling
Darby Mitchell, The Car That Wouldn’t Go


Challenges Don Webb

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Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Harry Lang, The Mountains of the Eldritch Sea
Danielle L. Parker, In a Pig’s Eye
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three

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Grim Legion   Gilboy's Quest   The Dohani War   Mountains of the Eldritch Sea

Donna's Men Missing Emilie   Observation One   Observation Two   Observation Three

In a Pig's Eye   The Crimson General   Floozman in Space   Floozman dans l'espace

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