Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories’
First Quarterly Review, 2014

Editors’ Choices: issues 555-565

Everything in green is a link.

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Essays & Memoirs
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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

Dana Beehr, Ambry Silverstrings...
David Brookes, Jason’s Solution
David Cleden, Going by the Book
Richard A. Conine, Lonely Planet
Diana Corbitt, Night Games
Nathan Elberg, Dancing With Whiskey Jack
Matt Fleming, Pearl’s Last Ride
Sean Gill, Gasping for Air
Martin Hill Ortiz, I Walked With a Vambie
D. Keramitas, How I Met My Stalker
Bill Kowaleski, The Vanishing Hairdresser
Don Liddick, Mewly Bob
Morris Marshall Robert Quinlivan, A Moment of Silence
Michael Siciliano, Inalienable Right
John W. Steele, The Phantom Lover
LaVerne Zocco, Dolores Metcalf, Comforter

The Order of the Hot Potato

And now, since “Bewildering” Stories is a friend of the unconventional, here are the 12 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. Seven of the titles appear among the Editors’ Choices. Challenge to the readers: why might these titles be on the list?

    Coronal Mass Ejections

  1. Maureen L. Falkowitz, Sheila and the Gypsy
  2. C. E. Gee, Back to the Garden
  3. Lawrence Weber, Monsters Among Us
  4. Robert J. Meindl, Sea Geese
  5. Permian Eruptions

  6. Ron Van Sweringen, Saying Goodbye to Whiskers
  7. John W. Steele, The Phantom Lover
  8. Michael O’Farrell, The Imageverse
  9. Arthur Mckeown, Miraculous Mouthwash
  10. Megavolcanoes

  11. Morris Marshall, Isolated Cases
  12. Tyrean Martinson, Robot Sonnet
  13. LaVerne Zocco, Dolores Metcalf, Comforter
  14. Bertil Falk, A Cosmic Matchmaker

The Hottest-Potato Issues of the Quarter

As a special treat, Bewildering Stories links to the most controversial issues of the quarter, all those that ran an above-average temperature.

  1. Solar Corona
  2. Volcanoes of Io
  3. Subsolar of Mercury
  4. Surface of Venus
  5. The K-T Asteroid
  6. The Tunguska Event

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 according to their normal order in the Readers’ Guide.

In keeping with Bewildering Stories’ astronomical motif, the winners are indicated by the names of space telescopes. The most highly rated title in the quarter is indicated by the name of an arm of the Galaxy.

Short Stories Flash Fiction Poetry Essays & Memoirs
The Perseus Arm

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