Second Quarterly Review, 2011
The Editors’ Choices: issues 424-435
“The place to be at Bewildering Stories”
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Bewildering Stories ends the season — spring or fall — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the second 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.
The Quarterly Reviews answer a practical question: “If you wanted to recommend to a friend something from this quarter of Bewildering Stories, what would you choose?” These are our recommendations.
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.
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 2
1 of 2
13 of 38
2 of 14
11 of 20|
7 of 14
2 of 2
1 of 1
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.
- Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.
- All serialized works must have concluded in or before issue 435 in order to be eligible.
|Serials||Ilan Herman, Seven Degrees of Bogus|
Bertil Falk, Best Is in the Eyes of the Readers|
John Ritchie, It Takes Me Back
|Memoirs||Phil Malat, The Great Marble Caper|
The Art Gallery and Reading Room are excepted from the Quarterly Reviews.
The Critics’ Corner, Discussions, Letters
Oonah V. Joslin & John Stocks
Blog the Best
Michael E. Lloyd
Some Say in Ice
Keep Your Shirt On
Reminiscing on the Run
What Is Good?
In Medias Mess
Donna Hole, Writing as Discovery|
Stefan Brenner, Reflections on Fate and Determinism
Don Webb, Fate and Tenses
Oonah V. Joslin, “Armchair Observatory”
Bill Bowler, “The Bee Among the Blossoms”
“Song of the Nightingale” (multiple contributors)
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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