Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
Third Quarterly Review, 2012

Editors’ Choices: issues 484-495

Everything in green is a link.

page 1
Essays & Memoirs
page 2
Short Poetry
Flash Fiction
The Quarter’s Best Issues
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Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Short Stories

Edward Ahern, The Dogfisherman
Alex Aro, Skin
David Barber, Memories of the Ice Age
Martin Bayne, Exoskeletons in the Closet
Russell Bradbury-Carlin, Tree Soup
Roberta Branca, Old Quarters
Regina Clarke, Logic Is a Halfway House
Noel Denvir, Spancil Hill
T. Fox Dunham, Mr. Bird Whistling in the Night
Bertil Falk,
Mike Florian, Martin Hill Ortiz, Raud Kennedy, Strays
Charles M. Knudsen, Interference Patterns
Harry Lang, Mr. Butterfly
Yelena Litinskaya, The Artist
Lesley Mace, The Final Stunner
Kay Poiro, Roses Grow
Elyss G. Punsalan, Inheritance

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 18 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. Martin Hill Ortiz, The Diaphanoid
  2. Channie Greenberg, An Awkward Letter
  3. Mel Waldman, I Am Your Creation
  4. Suzanna Stanbury, On Pitch Lane
  5. Mel Waldman, Dark Metamorphosis
  6. Lesley Mace, The Final Stunner
  7. Saurabh Bhatia, Wormhole Monologue
  8. Gordon Purkis, Hurt
  9. Martin Hill Ortiz,
  1. Roberta Branca, Old Quarters
  2. Ernest B. Cohen, Sysman
  3. Alex Aro, Skin
  4. A. J. Grace-Smith, La Nouvelle Cendrillon
  5. Hongping Liu, Song of Spring
  6. Kristin LaFollette, November Baptism
  7. Morris Marshall, A Planned Intervention
  8. Kenneth C. Goldman,
  9. Channie Greenberg, Cobbling Books...
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 Poetry, first place is a two-way tie. In keeping with Bewildering Stories’ astronomical motif, the winners are designated by the names of two of the largest moons in the Solar System and are listed in chronological order of publication.

Short Stories
Short Poetry
Essays & Memoirs

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