Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
Fourth Quarterly Review, 2010

Editors’ Choices: issues 402-412

Everything in green is a link.

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Short Poetry
Flash Fiction
The Quarter’s Best Issues
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Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are in chronological order.

Short Stories

Antonio Bellomi, The Bonfire
Connor Caddigan, In the Secret Parts of Fortune
Bertil Falk Terri Fleming, The Eradication of a Loser
J. Scott Hardin, The Needle
Sean Hower, The Coed, Some Ants, and a Flood
Gary Inbinder, Mr. Eisenstein’s Holiday
Mark J. Kiewlak, Rock Music
Bridgett Mahoney, Time’s Kiss
Ally Malinenko, Maman Brigitte
Dawn Marshallsay, Zero Interest
Mike Phillips, The Planting of the Spectre
Elyss G. Punsalan, Pursuit of the Litaniera
Mimi Rosen James C. G. Shirk, To Dream
Filip Šimunović, Erika’s Story
Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Change
Mark Spencer, The Black Cadillac
Ron Van Sweringen Don Webb, Taking Notice
Chris Yodice, Brindal and the Long Day

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the eight most controversial works of the quarter, the ones on which the Review Editors’ consensus diverged for one reason or another.

In keeping with the overall high quality of the fourth quarter, the Review Board’s consensus was remarkably consistent. The titles are listed in descending order with the most controversial first. Only the first title on the list is a true Hot Potato; the rest qualify as Warm Potatoes. One of the titles appears among the Editors’ Choices.

  1. Tim Jeffreys, Their Eyes Were Flints
  2. Cleveland W. Gibson, The Trophy Room
  3. Kai Laursen, Port Townsend
  4. Jacqui Pack, Playback
  5. Edward Vitolo, The After-Moon
  6. Gloria F. Watts, Ernie
  7. Elliot R. Dorfman, The One Loved the Most
  8. Mike Phillips, The Planting of the Spectre
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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