Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
Fourth Quarterly Review, 2012

Editors’ Choices: issues 496-507

Everything in green is a link.

page 1
Essays & Memoirs
page 2
Short Poetry
Flash Fiction
The Quarter’s Best Issues
On this page

Selections are listed in alphabetical order by author.
Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.

Short Stories

Matthew T. Acheson, The Turning
David Adès, In the Land of Maybe
Chris Bailey, The Reckoning
Tessa Bennett, To a Sudden Halt
Jack Bragen, Mr. Washburn’s Last Resort
Emily Calvin, Starlings in a Distant Garden
Bryan Carrigan, Lucy IV-M35
Gary Clifton, Infinity’s Conclusion
Charles C. Cole, Symptoms of a New Age
Ian Cordingley, For Your Tomorrow
Arthur Davis, I Have Become the Leopard
Bertil Falk
Mike Florian John G. Hancock, Cerberus
Gary Inbinder Margaret Karmazin, A Solitary Man
Raud Kennedy, Silver Elvis
Bill Kowaleski, Cindy’s New Profession
Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Synchronicity
Maria Petrova, I Have Been Lady Godiva
Mia Tijam, Talking to Juanito
Douglas Van Hollen, Night of the Sun
Joanna M. Weston, After the Fire
long titles
Lou Cassidy, The Story You Wrote About Toothpaste
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Mighty Cleofgharran Rules the Night

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 16 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. Eleven of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.
  1. Mike Florian, Making Things Right
  2. Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Synchronicity
  3. Ron Van Sweringen, A Season at the Villa Novesta
  4. B. Z. Niditch, Schoolyard Years
  5. Scathe meic Beorh, The Nascent Scream
  6. Charles C. Cole, A Lesser Immortal
  7. Oonah V. Joslin, The Story of Dainty Dish
  8. B. Z. Niditch, Beginning My Day
  1. Mike Florian, The Way of the World
  2. Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Experiment
  3. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Strings
  4. Lou Antonelli, Snow Globe
  5. Arthur Davis, I Have Become the Leopard
  6. David Adès, In the Land of Maybe
  7. Beverly Forehand, Dirt
  8. Margaret Karmazin, A Solitary Man
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

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