Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2011

Editors’ Choices: issues 413-423

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

Lou Antonelli, Black Hats and Blackberrys
Gary Inbinder, Mr. Nemo and the Dead Bird
Berdine Jordan, Missing Morgan
Christopher Lee Kneram, The Wreck of the Perihelion Siren
David W. Landrum, The Understudy
Albert J. Manachino, Morning Encounter
Mary B. McArdle, Highway Orchestrations
Marina J. Neary
Tamara Podella, Nightmare Jack
Diana Pollin, L'Embarquement pour Cythère
Vivian Rinaldo, Name That Tune
Cheryl W. Ruggiero, Designer Deities
Leonard Schlenz, Starry Nights
Ron Van Sweringen P. F. White, How I Became an Electric Nun
Clara Williams, Chronos

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 20 most controversial works of the quarter, the ones on which the Review Editors’ consensus diverged for one reason or another.

The titles are listed in descending order with the most controversial first. Only the first seven titles on the list are true Hot Potatoes; the rest qualify as Warm Potatoes. Seven of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.

  1. Bruce Memblatt, A Cut Above the Rest
  2. Cherry Rao, I Called You My Butter Cookie
  3. Ron Van Sweringen, Wet Forever After
  4. Ron Van Sweringen, The Grandest Show on Earth
  5. Diana Pollin, L’Embarquement pour Cythère
  6. Mike McGonegal, Cold Searing Strings
  7. Marina J. Neary, Hugh O’Neill
  8. Oonah V. Joslin, Change Has Tenses All Its Own
  9. Antonino Fazio, Jonah’s Memories on Slippery Ground
  10. Gary Hewitt, House of Six
  11. Philip M. Bennett, Silence or Laughter
  12. Channie Greenberg, Reduced Acuity
  13. James A. Ford, Changelings
  14. Slawomir Rapala, The Loneliest of Gods
  15. Albert J. Manachino, Morning Encounter
  16. Richard Ong, The Sleeping God
  17. Channie Greenberg, Coins and Fleas
  18. Richard Ong, Sacred Ground
  19. J. B. Hogan, Last Contact
  20. Danielle L. Parker, Death King
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

The Order of Merit

Here are links to the top winners, the most highly rated titles in each genre represented in the Quarterly Review. The categories are listed in the order in which they normally appear in a regular issue Index or Readers’ Guide. Place your bets — figuratively, of course — and then click on the category links.

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