Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2013

Editors’ Choices: issues 508-518

Everything in green is a link.

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Essays & Memoirs
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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.
Multiple titles are listed in chronological order.

Short Stories

Edward Ahern, Sadko
David Barber, The Unwanted Wife of Lord Serramulla
S. Decoteaux Bates, The Borromean Cycle
Sam Bellotto Jr., Today’s Special
Edward Cress Ron J. Cruz, Ferris Wheel
Robert Earle Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Flight Homewards
Romney S. Humphrey, The Northwest Corner Pool
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Lucy of the Valley
Heidi Kraay, Running From Magic
M. E. McMullen, Atonally Yours
Danielle L. Parker, A Dream Within
Mike Phillips, Bone, Moon, Blood and Vine
Nina Pratt, The Dead Artist
Nabeela M. Rehman, Love and Pestilence
S. L. Scott, Zombies Are Easier
Alexander G. Tozzi, Kill the Hurkle!
Tatyana Yankovskaya, If She Hadn't Learned to Knit

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 22 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. Sixteen of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices.
  1. John Grey, Victim’s Reassurance
  2. Martin Hill Ortiz, Dr. Asquith’s Intelligent Teeth
  3. Arthur Mackeown, Force of Circumstance
  4. James Graham, William Blake’s Egalitarian Vision
  5. S. Decoteaux Bates, The Borromean Cycle
  6. Tatyana Yankovskaya, If She Hadn’t Learned to Knit
  7. Robert Earle, The Unbefriended Dead
  8. R. MacInnes, The Contractual Obligation
  9. Robin W. Dunn, Pioneer
  10. Afzal Moolla, For Wendy
  11. David Barber, The Unwanted Wife of Lord Serramulla
  1. Mike Phillips, Bone, Moon, Blood and Vine
  2. Donna Marie Nowak, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
  3. Edward Ahern, Sadko
  4. Heather Frederick, The Talk
  5. Edward Cress, The Lifelong Friendship of Dr. Atwood and Jonas
  6. Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Melting Pot
  7. Oonah V. Joslin, Global Language Village Art
  8. Jason C. Ford, Another Folder
  9. Doug Draime, Riding the Freeways in Oregon
  10. Julie Wornan, The Night
  11. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Over Stones
The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter

As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to
the most controversial issues of the quarter:

  1. Dark Energy
  2. Eta Carinae Nebula
  3. The Öort Cloud
  4. The Kuiper Belt
  5. 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
Essays & Memoirs

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