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Bewildering Stories’
Second Quarterly Review, 2013

The Editors’ Choices: issues 519-530

“The place to be at Bewildering Stories

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Bewildering Stories ends the season — spring or fall, depending on your hemisphere — with the Review Editors’ selection of favorites from the Second Quarter of 2013. New readers will have easy access to the recent best of Bewildering Stories, and veteran readers will have a chance to catch up on anything they may have missed.

The Quarterly Reviews are not a contest, competition or poll. And there are no quotas: anything — from everything to nothing — may qualify in any genre. Rather, they answer a practical question: “If a friend asked you to recommend something extra-special from the past quarter of Bewildering Stories, what would you choose?” These are our recommendations.

As always, the Review Board’s discussions have been extensive and lively. A big Thank You to Bill Bowler, Gary Inbinder, Maria Kontak, Michael E. Lloyd, Johanna Miklós, Marina J. Neary, Carmen Ruggero, John Stocks and Lewayne L. White.

We also express special gratitude to our Coordinating Editor Bill Bowler and the Associate Editors. Their insightful and detailed critiques of submissions help us set what we like to think is an Internet standard for editorial practice and for service to our contributors and readers.

The Quarterly News

In the past 12 weeks, the Review Editors cast 724 votes on 100 titles, 50 of which have qualified as Editors’ Choices. We congratulate the authors represented here. Their works have well earned the honor. We hope they will inspire all our contributors.

We think our Review Editors reflect the range of opinion to be found among our readers. The Order of the Hot Potato is livelier than ever with 19 titles.

The Order of Merit is continued for reader interest and as a special acknowledgment to our contributors. It links to the most highly rated works in genres represented by more than one title in this Quarterly Review.

Regular publication resumes with issue 531 on July 1, 2013.

Reminder: everything in green is a link.
The following table also serves as a linked index to all the genres and sections in the Review.

Titles selected of titles eligible   Special listings
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
1 of 1

2 of 3
18 of 39
1 of 12
Short Poetry
Essays & Memoirs
19 of 28
5 of 12

4 of 5
The Quarter’s Best Issues
The Order of the Hot Potato
The Quarter’s Most Bewildering Issues
The Order of Merit
Novels Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Serials Bill Bowler, The House of Mammoth Bones
George S. Karagiannis, The Ghost Profiler
& Memoirs
Mike Florian, Winds Calm and Variable
Colleen Halupa, The Mr. Sammy Incident
Morris J. Marshall, Changing Cocoons
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, The Dam


Selections are listed in chronological order. They have multiple contributors if no author is listed. Titles in The Reading Room are listed on our Reviews page; interviews, in our Interviews index. The Art Gallery and Photo Album are not included.

Editorials, Letters, The Critics’ Corner Challenges
The Dohani Language
Dexter and Jane
What Is Grammar?
Michael E. Lloyd, The Dohani War
Humans and Aliens in The Dohani War part 1; part 2
John Stocks, “Croeso Laugharne”
Don Webb, Mysteries of The Dohani War
Bertil Falk & Harry Lang, To Jerry
Danielle L. Parker & Don Webb, Don Webb, Big Beaver Is Watching You
Space Alien Spellchecker
Row, Steer, Sail Your Boat
Speed Limit 500
How Old Is Young?
The Soporific Choo-Choo
Strategic Biting
Sliding at High G
Always in the Limelight
Sometimes a Bone Is Just a Bone
Make Your Own
No Place Like Love

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Jack Alcott, Grim Legion
Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Harry Lang, The Mountains of the Eldritch Sea
Danielle L. Parker, In a Pig’s Eye
Slawomir Rapala, Aezubah, the Crimson General
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three

Bewildering Press

Grim Legion   Gilboy's Quest   The Dohani War   Mountains of the Eldritch Sea

Donna's Men Missing Emilie   Observation One   Observation Two   Observation Three

In a Pig's Eye   The Crimson General   Floozman in Space   Floozman dans l'espace

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