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Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2012

The Editors’ Choices: issues 460-471

“The place to be at Bewildering Stories

Everything in green is a link.
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Bewildering Stories ends the season — winter or summer, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the first quarter of 2012. 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 answer a practical question: “If a friend asked you to recommend something from the past quarter of Bewildering Stories, what would you choose?” These are our recommendations.

While the Quarterly Reviews are not a contest or competition in the strict sense of the term, we’ll match them against any contest or poll in terms of fairness. And there are no quotas: everything or nothing in any genre may qualify. 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 and lively. A big Thank You to Bill Bowler, Bertil Falk, Gary Inbinder, Harry Lang, Michael E. Lloyd, Marina J. Neary, Carmen Ruggero, Sarah Ann Watts 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.

The Quarterly News

In the past 12 weeks, the Review Editors cast 924 votes on 117 titles, 50 of which have qualified as Editors’ Choices.

We think our Review Editors reflect the range of opinion to be found among our readers. The Order of the Hot Potato is as lively as ever with 16 titles.

The Order of Merit is continued for reader interest and as a special acknowledgment to our contributors. It links to the most highly rated works in genres represented by more than one title in this Quarterly Review.

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 472 on April 2, 2012.

Reminder: everything in green is a link.
The following table also serves as a linked index to all the genres and sections in the Review.

Titles selected of titles eligible   Special listings
Novels
Novellas
Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
0 of 1
1 of 2
(none)
19 of 45
4 of 17
Poetry
Short Poetry
Drama
Essays & Memoirs
16 of 30
6 of 14
(none)
4 of 7
Departments
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
Novellas Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Essays &
Memoirs
Charles C. Cole Sandra Crook, The Rag and Bone Man
Richard Ong, A Need for Speed

Departments

All selections are listed in chronological order.
Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page. The Art Gallery is not included.
Challenges Challenge Responses,
The Critics’ Corner, Discussions
In the Cards
Crash But Don’t Burn
On the Sea and Over
Three to Make Ready
Spelling and the Playground
Life Beyond the Speed of c
“The Man Who Had Lived There”
Loose Ends
Special Feature
Dr. Jeannette Norden, On Storytelling in Teaching

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Available at Bewildering Press

Bewildering Press
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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