Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2013

The Editors’ Choices: issues 508-518

“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 2013. 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. And there are no quotas: anything — from everything to nothing — may qualify in any genre.

As always, the Review Board’s discussions have been extensive and lively. A big Thank You to Bill Bowler, 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.

The Quarterly News

In the past 11 weeks, the Review Editors cast 720 votes on 83 titles, 49 of which have qualified as Editors’ Choices. We congratulate the 45 authors represented here. Their works have well earned the honor. We hope they will inspire all our contributors.

We think our Review Editors reflect the range of opinion to be found among our readers. The Order of the Hot Potato is livelier than ever with 22 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.

Regular publication resumes with issue 519 on April 1, 2013.

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
Short Stories
Flash Fiction

0 of 1
0 of 1
20 of 35
2 of 10
Short Poetry
Essays & Memoirs
15 of 22
9 of 11

3 of 3
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
& Memoirs
Mike Florian, Behind the Masaredos
James Graham, William Blake’s Egalitarian Vision
Walter Lacey, Connecting the Dots


Selections are listed first thematically, then in chronological order. Almost all but the Challenges are discussions and have multiple contributors. Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page; interviews, in our Interviews index. The Art Gallery and Photo Album are not included.

Editorials & Letters Challenges
Don Webb, E-Publishing: Islands on the Net
David Redd Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Pioneer 10
How Can I Go to Morrow?
Meeting the Magi on the Moon
A Hole in None
Striking Notes
None So Truly Bewildering
Channel Surfing With Tarzan
If All the Men Were Transported
The Critics’ Corner and Discussions
The Logic of “The Unbefriended Dead”
Blake’s Vision
William Blake’s “Innocence”
Don Webb, Into the Middle Game
Misunderstandings in The Dohani War
Misunderstandings in The Dohani War, part 2
Martin Kerharo, Diplomacy

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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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