First Quarterly Review, 2009
The Editors’ Choices: issues 319-330
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Bewildering Stories continues Year 7 with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the First Quarter of 2009. 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 Bewildering Stories’ honor roll. While they’re not a contest or competition in the strict sense of the term, we’ll match them against any contest in terms of fairness: in the past 12 weeks, the Review Editors cast 882 votes on 129 titles. And there are no quotas: everything or nothing might qualify for a Quarterly Review. The Review Editors vote according to their estimate of each work’s success on its own terms.
As always, the Review Board’s discussions have been extensive, lively and insightful. A big Thank You to Agnes Blom, Bill Bowler, Bertil Falk, Gary Inbinder, RD Larson, Michael E. Lloyd, Carmen Ruggero, and Lewayne L. White.
We also express our 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.
Finally and foremost we congratulate the authors represented here. They and their works have well earned the honor. We hope they will inspire all our contributors.
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Regular publication resumes with issue 331 on April 6, 2009.
Part III Flash Fiction, The Quarter’s Best Issues
Part V The Order of the Hot Potato, The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues, The Citation of Merit
Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.
All serialized works except intermittent serials
must have concluded in or before issue 330 in order to qualify.
|Novella||Bill Bowler, Upwyr: The Count|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman Saves a Technician|
Sally K. Lehman, Small Minutes
E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert
|Memoir||Carmen Ruggero, Rusty Nails|
|Discussion||Gabriel’s Tsunami (multiple contributors)|
Available at Bewildering Press
Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Colin P. Davies, Tall Tales on the Iron Horse
Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One|
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
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