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Bewildering Stories’
Fourth Quarterly Review
autumn 2007

Editors’ Choices: issues 262-272

Note: Everything in green on this page is a link.

Page 1: Serials, Essays, Departments; Editorial
Page 2: Poetry, Short Poetry, Flash Fiction; Seasons’ best issues

Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author and in chronological order by title.

Part IV : Short Stories

Philip Armstrong, Ferity
Zachary Ash, Ariel’s Inferno
P. I. Barrington, Urban Elf
Bob Brill, The Secret of Life
Chris Chapman, The Tale of Tie-Burn Tridds
Neil Crabtree, Land of Opportunity
Colin P. Davies Edward C. Doerr, Subway
Andrew Drilon, Peekli
Bertil Falk, The Ball is Dead!
Beverly Forehand, The Dragon’s Tale
Jackie Gamber, Hidden: the Lost Works of Dernell Hall
Olga Godim, Beatrice Shall Come to the Mango
Jesse Gordon, Losing Character
Bosley Gravel, The Scarecrow Rebellion
J A Howe, Not Gonna Wait
Luke Jackson, Ekpyrosis
Chris Kuell, The Smell of the Deal
Harry Lang, The Song of the Night Bird
David Marshall, Saving Science Fiction City
Gary Moshimer, Man on the High Horse
S. M. Murdock, Happily Perfect
Roberto Sanhueza, The Gift
Laura Stamps, Days of Wordsworth
E. S. Strout, Spitting Image
Arthur Vibert Mel Waldman, Lethal Tales
Joanna M. Weston, Between the Lines

Part V : The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the fifteen most controversial works of the fall quarter, the ones on which the review editors did not reach a consensus for one reason or another.

Some of the titles appear in the Editors’ Choices; others do not. One of the works on this list was also voted first choice out of the 132 published this past fall. Which do you think it is?

The titles are listed in descending order, with the most controversial first. The links lead to the issues in which they appear.

  1. Gary Moshimer, Man on the High Horse
  2. Chris Harris, Songs From the Wood
  3. Mel Waldman, The Good Dybbuk of Brooklyn
  4. Thomas B. White, The Toxic Years
  5. Jesse Gordon, Losing Character
  6. Arthur Vibert, The Last Bear
  7. Ben Higginbotham, Alcohol
  8. Wayne C. Peake, Jr., The Devil’s Pen
  9. Harry L. Mora, An Empty Place
  10. Michael A. Kechula, Flea Market Special
  11. Walt Trizna, The Anniversary
  12. Edward C. Doerr, Imprint
  13. Julie Eberhart Painter, My Dragon
  14. John Stocks, The Charcoal Burner
  15. Anna Ruiz, The Illuminati Kidnap Blindfolded Virgo

The Hottest-Potato Issues of 2007

As a special year-end treat, Bewildering Stories lists the most controversial issue of each quarter of the year:

winter: 229
spring: 243
  summer: 253
fall: 266

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