Third Quarterly Review, 2012
The Editors’ Choices: issues 484-495
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Bewildering Stories ends the season — summer or winter, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the third 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, Maria Kontak, Harry Lang, Michael E. Lloyd, Marina J. Neary, Carmen Ruggero, John Stocks 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.
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|
1 of 1
0 of 2
2 of 2
21 of 44
1 of 9
Essays & Memoirs
14 of 21
3 of 6
0 of 1
3 of 6
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
- Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author unless noted otherwise.
- Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.
- Italicized titles indicate the presence of chapter, episode or poem subtitles.
- All serialized works must have concluded in or before issue 495 in order to be eligible.
|Novels||Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie|
E. L. Skip Knox, The Roadmaster|
C. J. Simpson, A Home World Like Roy
|Charles C. Cole, Aboard the Tropic Tramp|
Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page. The Art Gallery is not included.
How Do You Plead?
Catch the Next Ark
The Road Behind
An Eye for a Glass Eye
Mourn the Hypothetically Late Cats
Users’ Magical Manual
Waiting on the Gator
What Shall We Do With Interesting Characters?
At the Fetish Festival
Over the Sea in Rime
|Talk Like One|
|Articles, Discussions, Letters, Editorials|
Plotting and Characterization|
The Man in the Mirror...
Staging Missing Emilie
Available at Bewildering Press
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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