First Quarterly Review, 2011
The Editors’ Choices: issues 413-423
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Bewildering Stories ends the winter or summer season with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the first quarter of 2011. 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 or poll in terms of fairness. And there are no quotas: everything or nothing in any genre may 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 and lively. A big Thank You to Bill Bowler, Bertil Falk, Gary Inbinder, Harry Lang, Michael E. Lloyd, Marina J. Neary, Carmen Ruggero and Lewayne L. White.
We also express special 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.
Two notes about progress in the first quarter:
- We’re especially grateful to the special agents of our new Prose Task Force; their support of our review readers’ work has been invaluable, and the backlog has been reduced by about one-fourth in the past weeks. However, we have a way to go yet: three-fourths of a lot is still a lot.
We apologize for delays in acknowledging poetry submissions. Evaluating and critiquing poetry — especially from new contributors — is difficult at best. We like to make things easy for everyone; however, experience shows it’s best that any submission contain only one title. One poem in an e-mail will be read; two or more in the same message are overwhelming. Just letting you know.
Reminder: everything in green is a link.
The following tables also serve as a linked index to all the genres and sections in the Review.
|Titles selected of titles eligible|
0 of 1
1 of 4
18 of 36
8 of 13
7 of 14|
6 of 12
3 of 3
2 of 3
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
- Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author unless noted otherwise.
- All serialized works — with the possible exception of intermittent serials — must have concluded in or before issue 423 in order to be eligible.
|Serials||Harry Lang, The University of Dreams and Knowledge|
Bertil Falk, Time Paradoxes...|
Marina J. Neary, Hugh O’Neill
Richard Ong, Dangerous Ballet
Bertil Falk, Memory Slip|
Henry F. Tonn, An Afternoon at Buchenwald
The Art Gallery and Reading Room are excepted from the Quarterly Reviews.
The Critics’ Corner, Discussions, Letters
Available at Bewildering Press
Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Colin P. Davies, Tall Tales on the Iron Horse
Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One|
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three
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