Fourth Quarterly Review, 2012
The Editors’ Choices: issues 496-507
“The place to be at Bewildering Stories”
Everything in green is a link.
Bewildering Stories ends the season — fall or spring, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the fourth 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.
The Quarterly Reviews are not a contest, competition or poll. The Review Editors vote according to their estimate of each work’s success on its own terms. And there are no quotas: anything — from everything to nothing — in any genre may qualify.
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, Johanna Miklós, 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|
3 of 3
28 of 50
3 of 10
Essays & Memoirs
15 of 22
5 of 9
1 of 1
0 of 1
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 collections or the presence of chapter, episode or poem subtitles.
- All serialized works must have concluded in or before the last issue of the quarter in order to be eligible.
Bill Bowler, Psychotropic Attack|
Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Stolen Wooden God
Jacob Peppers, A Rune Scribe’s Past
Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author; multiple titles, in chronological order. Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page; interviews, in our Interviews index. The Art Gallery is not included.
Bill Bowler, The Strugatsky Brothers|
Don Webb, Globalspeak and Realism
Off the Road
On a Halifax Pier
All In at the Turn
Ticking Off the Clock
Same Time, Some Place
Who Is This Latter-Day Lady Godiva?|
What Are the “Moaners”?
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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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