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Bewildering Stories’ Third Quarterly Review, 2008

Editors’ Choices: issues 297-307

Short Stories
The Order of the Hot Potato

Everything in green is a link.

Page 1: Serials, Essays, Memoirs, Departments
Page 2: Poetry, Short Poetry, Flash Fiction, Season’s Best Issues

Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Part IV : Short Stories

Dean Francis Alfar, The Maiden and the Crocodile
Mark Bastable, Just Like the Singing Cod
John Birge, Extinction Burst
Bertrand Cayzac Gregory W. Ellis, Knock on Wood
J. R. Hume, I, Romeo
Gary Inbinder, Survival Among the Fittest
William J. Piovano, Escapism
Shannon J. Prince, Amorphous Day
Catfish Russ, Silent Moon
Thomas L. J. Smith, Sit-Ups of the Space Marines
E. S. Strout, Last Chance

Part V : The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the sixteen most controversial works of the quarter, the ones on which the review editors did not reach a consensus for one reason or another. One of the titles appears in the Editors’ Choices; the rest do not.

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

  1. Thomas R. Willits, The Donor Syndrome
  2. Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
  3. Zane Coker, Victim of the Avenues
  4. Travis Moore, Elevator
  5. Lauren C. Freeman, A Free Lunch
  6. Tad Bolmont, Guardian
  7. Avis Hickman-Gibb, Mathematical Principles of Beauty
  8. Terry Larson, Finding My Way
  9. Brian C. Petroziello, The Tower
  10. John Vieczorek, The Achiever
  11. Sarah Ann Watts, Soon
  12. P. I. Barrington, The Faerie Ball
  13. David S. Bernstein, You Never Know What Will Turnip
  14. Chaz Siu, Pruitt’s Dilemma
  15. David H. Hendrickson, A Half-Century of Greatness
  16. Laura G. Weldon, Cemetery Rose

The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter

As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to
the three most controversial issues of the quarter:

  1. The Öort Cloud
  2. The Kuiper Belt
  3. The Asteroid Belt

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