Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
Fourth Quarterly Review, 2011

Editors’ Choices: issues 448-459

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

Nikki Alfar, The Zombie on Cuenca Street
Lou Antonelli, Tell Gilgamesh I’m Sorry
Chris Castle Scott D. Coon, The Laughing Bombs
Ian Cordingley, From a Distance
Jewel Beth Davis, Flak
Bertil Falk, Those Who Sleep
Mike Florian Terry Groves, Body Work
Russell Helms, What Glenda Wanted
Gary Inbinder, Seeds
Margaret Karmazin, Coitus Interruptus
Allen Kopp, Phiz
Marina J. Neary, My Salieri Complex
S. J. McKenzie Kumaar Pradhan, The Waterfall
Robert H. Prestridge, Perfect Match
Jason Reeser, Timeless in Winter
Oscar Sapper, Bright Orion
Leonard Schlenz, Pearl
Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Snore Loser
Zarin Thomson, A Salient Point
Ron Van Sweringen, Parker Jones’ Tree

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 19 most controversial works of the quarter, the ones on which the Review Editors’ opinions diverged significantly for one reason or another.

The titles are listed in descending order with the most controversial first. Six of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.

  1. Mike McGonegal, A Pan of Lack
  2. Zarin Thomson, A Salient Point
  3. Martin Hill Ortiz, An Incurable Insomnia
  4. Jewel Beth Davis, Flak
  5. Dawnell Harrison, Angel’s Hair
  6. Josph L. Jones, The Dealmaker
  7. Sandra Crook, Waving Goodbye
  8. Oscar Sapper, Bright Orion
  9. Sandra Crook, Faith Stealer
  10. David Barber, Space and Time
  1. Julie Wornan, Bugsy
  2. Boghos L. Artinian, Demeanor Retracted
  3. Joseph Farley, Malicious Gossip
  4. Mariah Sells, An Ekphrastic Visit, Enlightening
  5. Nancy May, The Family Whip
  6. Sandra Crook, A Bit More Up Top
  7. Arnold Hollander, Halloween Night
  8. Robert Shmigelsky, Moon of the Underworld
  9. Michael D. Brooks, iPop

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 works in each genre represented by more than one title in this 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.

Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Short Poetry
Essays & Memoirs

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