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Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2009

The Editors’ Choices: issues 319-330

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Bewildering Stories continues Year 7 with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the First Quarter of 2009. 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. While they’re not a contest or competition in the strict sense of the term, we’ll match them against any contest in terms of fairness: in the past 12 weeks, the Review Editors cast 882 votes on 129 titles. And 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, RD 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 selected — Titles published
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
 1 of  2
 3 of  4
25 of 57
 7 of 25
Short Poetry
12 of 16
 8 of 16
 0 of 7
 1 of 4

Regular publication resumes with issue 331 on April 6, 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, The Citation of Merit

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

Part I

All serialized works except intermittent serials
must have concluded in or before issue 330 in order to qualify.

Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr: The Count
Serials Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman Saves a Technician
Sally K. Lehman, Small Minutes
E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert
Memoir Carmen Ruggero, Rusty Nails


Discussion Gabriel’s Tsunami (multiple contributors)
Challenges Don Webb

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Available at Bewildering Press

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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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