First Quarterly Review, 2012
The Editors’ Choices: issues 460-471
“The place to be at Bewildering Stories”
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Bewildering Stories ends the season — winter or summer, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the first quarter of 2012. 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, Marina J. Neary, 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.
Reminder: everything in green is a link.
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|
0 of 1
1 of 2
19 of 45
4 of 17
Essays & Memoirs
16 of 30
6 of 14
4 of 7
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 471 in order to be eligible.
|Novellas||Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal|
Charles C. Cole
The Rag and Bone Man|
Richard Ong, A Need for Speed
Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page. The Art Gallery is not included.
The Critics’ Corner, Discussions
In the Cards
Crash But Don’t Burn
On the Sea and Over
Three to Make Ready
Spelling and the Playground|
Life Beyond the Speed of c
“The Man Who Had Lived There”
|Dr. Jeannette Norden, On Storytelling in Teaching|
Available at Bewildering Press
Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Harry Lang, The Mountains of the Eldritch Sea
Danielle L. Parker, In a Pig’s Eye
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men|
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three
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