First Quarterly Review, 2014
The Editors’ Choices: issues 555-565
“The place to be at Bewildering Stories”
Everything in green is a link.
Bewildering Stories ends the season — winter or summer, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the First Quarter of 2014. 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 not a contest, competition or poll. And there are no quotas: anything — from everything to nothing — may qualify in any genre. Rather, they answer a practical question: “If a friend asked you to recommend something special from the past quarter of Bewildering Stories, what would you choose?”
As always, the Review Board’s discussions have been extensive and lively. A big Thank You to Bill Bowler, Charles C. Cole, Bertil Falk, Gary Inbinder, Michael E. Lloyd, Marina J. Neary, Carmen Ruggero, Clarise Samuels, John Stocks and Lewayne L. White.
At Bewildering Stories, no one is the proverbial tree falling unheard in a forest. All contributors know that real people have given their works a thoughtful reading, regardless whether we send regrets or they quaify for the Mariner Awards.
The Review Editors and Associate Editors — our review readers — have functions that are entirely different but equally important. The Review Editors determine how Bewildering Stories shall carry its flag. The Associate Editors enable us to converse with our contributors. They determine what Bewildering Stories shall be.
For that reason 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|
0 of 2
18 of 38
8 of 13
Essays & Memoirs
4 of 11
0 of 7
3 of 4
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
- All 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.
|Charles C. Cole The Imageverse|
|Challenges & Responses||Editorials, Discussions|
How to Here from There?
Road Closed Both Ways
Sit on the Beanbag
Mining the Imageverse
Prescript or Postscript?
Awake Too Soon
Writing and Listening
It Beats As It Sweeps As It Cleans
The 2013 Mariner Awards
Special DepartmentClarise Samuels, The Poetry of Paul Celan
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
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
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