Second Quarterly Review, 2012
Editors’ Choices: issues 472-483
Everything in green is a link.
The Quarter’s Best Issues
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Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author, except for long titles.
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.
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 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
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