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Bewildering Stories’
Annual Review, 2015

Year 14 of Bewildering Stories

The Mariner Awards: issues 602-648

Mariner2 launch
The launch of Mariner 2
to Venus, August 27, 1962

The Mariner Awards are named for one of the first successful interplanetary missions.

The 42 titles listed — out of 320 for the year — are the ones that the Review Board has rated most highly in 2015. They have earned Bewildering Stories’ most signal honor.

We know that all readers can cite other titles they feel belong on these lists; fair enough. Please write and tell us what else you would include and, most importantly, why. Discussions are welcome at Bewildering Stories.

Like the Quarterly Reviews, the Annual Review lists titles alphabetically by author and multiple titles in chronological order. The year was enlivened by thoughtful discussions. However, the Departments remain in the Quarterly Reviews and are easily accessible.

We resume regular publication with issue 649 on January 4, 2016. Meanwhile, as we like to say, “There is no story so truly bewildering as reality.” The Crew of Bewildering Stories wishes our contributors and readers a most pleasantly Bewildering New Year!

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Short Stories

Gary Clifton, Circles in the Sand
Jason A. Feingold, Grad Student Detective
Ada Fetters, Colorblind Chameleon
Mike Florian, The Man in the Fedora
Daniel Ross Goodman, The End of Days
Cathrin Hagey, Baug's Hollow
Bill Kowaleski, Knots
Andrey Kuzmichev, Duty Free
Bill Prindle, Cogito, ergo Sim sum
William B. Squirrell, Henry F. Tonn, Legs to Die For
E. H. Young, It Brought the Snow

Flash Fiction

Charles C. Cole,


Charles C. Cole,

Poetry & Short Poetry

Mike Acker, Edward Ahern Lana Bella, A Night in Harlem
Gary Inbinder, De Bevitate Vitae
Oonah V. Joslin, The Long Wave
Carmen Ruggero, Living the Fantasy
Don Webb,

Essays & Memoirs

Boghos L. Artinian & Don Webb, Mike Florian, Fritz
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, A Walk Around Town

The Quarterly Reviews of 2015

First Quarterly Review — issues 602-612
Second Quarterly Review — issues 613-624
Third Quarterly Review — issues 625-636
Fourth Quarterly Review — issues 637-648

Editors’ Choices, Year 1 to the present

The Annual Reviews, Quarterly Reviews, and Retrospectives

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Go to the Schedule “In Times to Come”

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
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

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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