Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
Second Quarterly Review, 2012

Editors’ Choices: issues 472-483

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, except for long titles.

Short Stories

Chris Castle, Violet Cigarettes
Charles C. Cole, The Koenig Incident
Noel Denvir, Always, Anna
Shelly Evans, Dead Horses
Bertil Falk, Mind the Gap
Josie Gowler, Rotted Iron
James Graham, The Jubilee Transmissions
Margaret Karmazin, Watch Over Me
Blaise Marcoux, Strike the Set
Bruce Memblatt, Dikon’s Light
Arthur Pinte, Time Lapse
Diana Pollin, The Strange Vow of Dom Felipe
Amy S. Tripp, Reality Checked
John W. Vieczorek, The Red Man
Gary Inbinder, Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind
Patrick F. White, A Normal Night at the Heartlands Tombstone

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 20 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. Nine of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.

  1. Blaise Marcoux, Strike the Set
  2. Oonah V. Joslin, The Angry Sun
  3. David Adès, Red Shift
  4. Sandra Crook, No Secrets Now
  5. Diana Pollin, The Strange Vow of Dom Felipe
  6. J. Scott Kunkle, Autumn Passage
  7. Oonah V. Joslin, Voluntary Exile
  8. David Barber, The Sun-Sculptor...
  9. Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Story of Us
  10. Roland Allnach, Conquest’s End
  1. Johanna Miklós, What John Dreads
  2. Thomas F. Wylie, Drippage
  3. Angel Zapata, Carrion Folk
  4. James Graham, Anent the Scots Leid...
  5. David Scholes, Trath
  6. Denise Streiner, The Unhinging of Hariett Markham
  7. Rod Hamon, The Intelligence Machine
  8. Ron Van Sweringen, A Manicure for Murder
  9. Ron Van Sweringen, Malcolm Goes Missing
  10. Oonah V. Joslin, Still Living the Stone Age
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.

In Short Stories and Flash Fiction, first place is a two-way tie. In keeping with Bewildering Stories’ astronomical motif, the winners are designated by the names of space telescopes and are listed in chronological order of the stories’ publication.

Short Stories:   Hubble   Hipparcos
Flash Fiction:   Swift   Kepler
Short Poetry

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