Second Quarterly Review, 2009
Editors’ Choices: issues 331-342
The Order of the Hot Potato
All titles are links.
Part I Novel, Novellas, Serials, Memoirs, Departmentspage 2
Part II Poetry and Short Poetrypage 3
Part III Flash Fiction, The Quarter’s Best Issues
Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are in chronological order.
Part IV : Short Stories
R. J. Astruc, The Wife Collector
Jeff Baker, Darwin’s God
Tantra Bensko, Animals Under the Skin
B J Bourg, Death Notice
Bob Brill, The Wheel of Fortune
Autumn Canter, Sarah Bringing Rain
Ian Cordingley, Base Ten
Dorothy Crossan, Still Life
Kenneth E. Herritt, A Higher Purpose
Doug Hiser, The Carnival of the Goat Man
Gary Inbinder, Icarus
D. A. Madigan, The Drowned Scroll
R. Scott McCoy, The Horse Cusser
Ayesh Pervez, Sanjeeda
Catfish Russ, A Fighting Chance
H. E. Sappenfield, Tryst
Stephanie Scarborough, Seaside Sideshow
Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, I Lawn for Better Days
E. S. Strout, Time Share
Robert S. Tyler, Skin Deep
Tom Underhill Student Learning
Part V : The Order of the Hot Potato
And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the six most controversial works of the quarter, the ones on which the Review Editors did not reach a consensus for one reason or another. Two of the titles appear in the Editors’ Choices.
The titles are listed in descending order with the most controversial first.
The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter
As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to
the three most controversial issues of the quarter:
Readers may well consider the Quarterly Review as the cream of a worthy crop, but they may also wonder, “What is the crème de la crème?”
We prefer that you pick your own favorites, of course, and by all means let us know what they are. Meanwhile, here are the works that were voted the most outstanding. The first title in each genre listed got the most votes; the other titles follow in alphabetical order by author.
• Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry
• John Stocks, To Wentworth Place
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