Third Quarterly Review, 2011
The Editors’ Choices: issues 436-447
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Bewildering Stories ends the season — summer or winter — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the third 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 answer a practical question: “If a friend asked you to recommend something from the past quarter of Bewildering Stories, what would you choose?” These are our recommendations.
While the Quarterly Reviews are 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. 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, Carmen Ruggero, Sarah Ann Watts 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.
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The following table also serves as a linked index to all the genres and sections in the Review.
|Titles selected of titles eligible||Special listings|
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14 of 41
3 of 16
13 of 15
4 of 8
1 of 3
1 of 1
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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.
- Italicized titles indicate the presence of chapter, episode or poem subtitles.
- All serialized works must have concluded in or before issue 447 in order to be eligible.
Matthew T. Acheson, Whispers From the North|
Hongping Liu, The King of the Forest
|Essays||James Graham, Li Qingzhao’s Ornaments|
|Memoirs||Kathleen Rohr, No Place to Roost|
|Drama||Jess Hyslop, Morning Light|
The Art Gallery and Reading Room are excepted from the Quarterly Reviews.
|Challenges||Challenge Responses, Discussions|
The Unbespectacled Man
The Riddle of the Night Sun
The Mandrill’s Hand
All Dressed Up
I’m a Little Teased Pot
And They Are Us
“Search Light” and “My Sculpted Garden”
with Thomas F. Wylie & John Stocks“Love Letters Lost” with John Stocks
“Love Letters Lost” with Thomas F. Wylie
Error and Mistake
Story vs. Vignette with Thomas F. Wylie
“Paradise Mislaid” with Thomas F. Wylie
Comedy and Realism in “Josh Henry”
Venuses Red and Dark
Danielle L. Parker, On Book Reviewing
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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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