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Bewildering Stories’
Second Quarterly Review, 2009

The Editors’ Choices: issues 331-342

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Bewildering Stories ends Year 7 with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the Second 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 634 votes on 101 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 special 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.

Regular publication resumes with issue 343 on July 6, 2009.

Now, how discriminating is the Quarterly Review, really?
Let the figures tell the story:

Titles selected — Titles published

Novel
Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
1 of 1
5 of 6
23 of 44
9 of 24
Poetry
Short Poetry
Essays
Memoirs
8 of 15
3 of 9
1 of 1
1 of 3

Links to all three pages can be found in the Table of Contents 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 works except intermittent serials
must have concluded in or before issue 342 in order to qualify.

Novel Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
Serials Jack Alcott, The Visitors
Bertrand Cayzac David Smolenski, You’re a Big Boy Now
Sarah Trachtenberg, Manufacturing Celebrity
Essay Scott E. Rupp, Where the Night is Black and Uninvaded
Memoir Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Michael E. Lloyd
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
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
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
Danielle L. Parker, In a Pig’s Eye

Bewildering Press

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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