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William R. Eakin
"Grandmother Mist"
© Sci Fiction, Dec 2001
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

William Earls
"Traffic Problem"
© Galaxy, Oct 1970
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


Thomas A. Easton
"Hard Times"
© 1988, F&SF

Scott Edelman
"Mom, The Martians, And Me"
© Mars Probes, ed. P. Crowther, 2002

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Gawain Edwards
"The Return from Jupiter" (nv)
© Wonder Stories, Mar 1931

A rare novel, depicting epic conflicts between cultures, pretty obsolete in style, which made it hard to register. I've only read the first part, which contains some epic battles with winged creatures. Has great interior illustration by Frank R. Paul.
review: 01-Jul-06 (read in 2004)



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Lev Edzhubov
"Srok Zhizni"
© Fantastika - 69/70, 1970

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Doris Egan
"The Sweet of Bitter Bark and Burning Clove"
© Sirens, ed. E. Datlow, 1998
--long fiction : 1999 Int. Horror Guild
--/ cool dark f novella
--/ style award

"...Anne Rice meets John D. MacDonald... " What it means to your "private investigator" business and your clients, when you are in a compulsive relationship with the powerful Lilith vampire. Smoothly written with a Caribbean island background.
review: 19-Jul-06 (read in 2006)

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Jack Egan
"World Edge"
© Amazing Stories, Aug 1963
Great SF Stories, Fall 1967

Nathan Eidelman
"Pra-Pra"
© Fantastika-65, 1965

Larry Eisenberg
"The Time Of His Life"
© F&SF, Apr 1968
The Best Laid Schemes, 1971
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

Larry Eisenberg
"What Happened To August Clarot?"
© Dangerous Visions, ed. H. Ellison, 1967

Phyllis Eisenstein
"Lost And Found"
© 1978, Analog
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

Phyllis Eisenstein
"You Are Here"
© New Dimensions # 7, 1977
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

Loren Eisley
"Busby's Petrified Woman"
© Harpers, Nov 1948

Suzette Haden Elgin
"Rocky Road to Hoe"
© StarLine, Sep 1987

Suzette Haden Elgin
"We Have Always Spoken Panglish"
© Sci Fiction, Dec 2004

George Fielding Eliot
"The Copper Bowl"
© Weird Tales, Dec 1928
Weird Tales, Dec 1939
--/ cool dark f story
--/ shock value

Boyd Ellanby
"The Star Lord" (nv)
© Imagination, Jun 1953
--/ third place space sf novella
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


Bruce Elliott
"The Last Magician"
© F&SF, Jan 1953
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

H. Chandler Elliott
"A Day on Death Highway"
© Galaxy, Oct 1963
--/ cool car sf story

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Will Elliott
"The Pilo Family Circus" (nv)

© 2006, Allen & Unwin
--horror novel : 2007 Aurealis W (tie)
--novel : 2007 Ditmar W
--novel : 2007 Int. Horror Guild


Clowns, madness and mayhem - but we saw all this in the "Dark Knight" already, didn't we? I've had enough psychotic clowns rammed down my throat this year, thank you. Critics are quite happy about this book - "an entertaining mixture of Palahnuik and David Lynch" - but I found out that I'm strongly allergic to demonic clowns, and black comedy of this sort is largely lost on me (too obvious?).

In Australia this book co-won the Aurealis for best horror, won the Golden Aurealis for best novel, the Australian Shadows Award, the Ditmar, the ABC fiction award and the Sydney Morning Herald 'Best Young Novelist of the Year' Award, was also short-listed for the 2007 International Horror Guild Award - the consensus is overwhelmingly positive, even though the clowns are intensely gaudy and disturbing, and there is no escaping them.

"Jamie is plunged into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between hell and earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place peopled by the gruesome, grotesque and monstrous, where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself-for when he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead...."

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Craig Ellis
"Dr. Varsag's Experiment"
(Dr. Varsag series)
(written by Lee Rogow)
© Amazing, Jan 1940
--/ rare find

Sophie Wenzel Ellis
"White Lady"
© Strange Tales, Jan 1933
--/ cool f story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Raymond G. Embrak
"Underwood And The Slaughterhouse"
© Orbit # 21, 1980
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award
--/ shock value


M. J. Engh
"Moonblood"
© Universe 1, ed. R. Silverberg, 1991
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


Elisabeth Engstrom
"Riding the Black Horse"
© Horror Garage # 2, 2000
--/ cool dark f story
--/ shock value

Timons Esaias
"Norbert and the System"
© Interzone, Jul 1993
--fiction : 1993 Interzone Poll
--/ cool sf story

Christopher Evans
"Housecall"
© Heaven Sent, ed. P. Crowther, 1995
--/ cool f story

Dean Evans
"The Girl With The Golden Eyes"
© Amazing Stories, Jul 1952
--/ cool space sf story

E. E. Evans
(as by T. D. Hamm)
"Native Son"
© Imagination, July 1953

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Brian Evenson
"Last Days" (nv)

(based on "The Bortherhood of Mutilation")
© 2009, Underland Press
original novella: 2003, Earthling Publications

Brian Evenson can be effective in shorter form, and I suspect the original novella was more intense - but this exploration of dark religious waters is not the best of its kind (maybe because I was spoiled by reading Norman Spinrad's magnum opus "The Process" back in 1983)

"After losing a hand in a sting operation, Kline, a detective, finds himself unwillingly dragged into a secret amputation cult... a grim, darkly hilarious riff on blind obedience and pointless self-sacrifice". Brian Evenson's past involvement with Mormonism gives this creepy story an even creepier sense of becoming reality, and slaps a gut-wrenching indictment on cults of all sorts - but again, I found this effort a bit heavy-handed and lacking in subtlety.

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Igor Evstratov
"Parol Zelenogo Zabora"
© Teknika Molodezhi, 1979
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find


Hanns Heinz Ewers
"The Spider"
© International, Dec 1915
--/ third place dark f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ shock value
--/ idea: obsessive love
--/ emotion award
--/ style award
--/ rare find

Maureen Exter
"The Spacer's Dance"
© Crisis, ed. R. Elwood, 1974
--/ cool sf story

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