Second Quarterly Review, 2011
Editors’ Choices: issues 424-435
Everything in green is a link.
The Quarter’s Best Issues
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Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are in chronological order.
Antonio Bellomi, The Heretic
Jon Forceton, Matuu and the Sail
K. R. Hager, They Called Into Darkness
Carolyn Kephart, The Kind Gods
Maria Kontak, Painting Faces
Paul Lang, Not Like an Angel
Maia Lena, Too Pale for a Lifeguard
Morris Marshall, The Hobo
Troy Morash, Metal, Bark and Whispers Soup
Richard Ong, On Broken Wings
Robert H. Prestridge, Cat’s Nines
Ron Van Sweringen, Song of the Nightingale
Sarah Ann Watts, Fire and Gold
The Order of the Hot Potato
And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 15 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 are true Hot Potatoes; the rest qualify as Warm Potatoes. Two of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.
The titles link not to the stories proper but to the issue in which each appears.
The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter
As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to
The Order of Merit
Here are links to the top winners, the most highly rated works in each genre represented by more than one title in the 2QR. 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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