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Daniel F. Galouye
© Imagination, Jun 1953
--/ cool computer sf story

Daniel F. Galouye
"Sitting Duck"
© IF, Jul 1959
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award

Daniel F. Galouye
"So Says The Master!"
© Imagination, Oct 1953
--/ cool sf story

Daniel F. Galouye
"The World Is But A Stage"
© Imagination, Jun 1954
--/ cool sf story

Craig Shaw Gardner
"A Malady of Magicks"
(Ebenezum series)
© Fantastic, Oct 1978

Martin Gardner
"No-Sided Professor"
© Esquire, Jan 1947
F&SF, Feb 1951
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

David S. Garnett
"Off the Track"
© Interzone, Sep 1992
--fiction : 1995 Interzone Poll
--/ cool apocalyptic sf story

David S. Garnett
"The Only One"
© Interzone, Win 1988
--fiction : 1988 Interzone Poll /3
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award

David S. Garnett
"Time In Eclipse" (nv)
© Arrow Books, 1974
--/ cool sf novel

Vaseleos Garson
"The Shadow-Gods"
© Planet Stories, Sum 1946

Rick Gauger
"The Vacuum-Packed Picnic"
© OMNI, Sep 1979
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award

Henry Gee
(as by Charles Dexter Ward)
"Bordeaux Mixture"
© Nature Magazine, 2000

Mary Gentle
"Human Waste"
© Interzone, Jul 1994
--"Best of Interzone" selection
--/ fourth place shock sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award
--/ shock value
--/ rare find

Mary Gentle
"A Sun in the Attic"
© "Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind", ed. J. Green, 1985
Scholars and Soldiers, 1989
--/ cool f story

David Gerrold
© Asimov's SF Adventure, Fll 1979

Mark S. Geston
"The Allies"
© F&SF, May 1998
--novelette : 1999 Locus /22

Joseph Gilbert
© 1941, Thrilling Wonder Stories

Mel Gilden
"Surfing Samurai Robots" (nv)
© 1988, Roc / Penguin Books

Carolyn Ives Gilman
"The Honeycrafters"
© F&SF, Oct 1991
--novelette : 1993 Nebula

Carolyn Ives Gilman
"The Real Thing"
© F&SF, Jul 2001
--short story : 2002 Locus Poll

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
© New England Magazine, Jan 1892
--/ cool f story
--/ wonder award: creeping under wallpaper
--/ rare find

Greer Gilman
"Jack Daw's Pack"
© Century, Win 2000
--novelette : 2001 Nebula

George Gipe
(with Chris Columbus)
"Gremlins" (nv)
© 1984, Warner Books
--/ fourth place f novel
--/ wonder award

Leonid Girsov
© 1979, Teknika Molodezhi
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ rare find

Gennady Gischenko
"Vampir Geinomiusa"
© 1982, Na Sushe I Na More
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find

Yury Glazkov
"Polyot "Svytogo Patrulya"
© 1982, Teknika Molodezhi
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

Molly Gloss
"Lambing Season"
© IASFM, July 2002
--short story : 2003 Hugo
--short story : 2004 Nebula
--short story : 2003 Locus /18
--short story : 2003 Asimov's Reader Poll /6

--/ cool sf story

Richard Goggin
"Frances Harkins"
© F&SF, Dec 1952

Lisa Goldstein
"The Go-Between"
© IASFM, Sep 2001

Stephen Goldin
"Sweet Dreams, Melissa"
© Galaxy, Dec 1968
--/ cool sf story

Howard Goldsmith
"The Proust Syndrome"
© Crisis, ed. R. Elwood, 1974

Herbert Goldstone
© F&SF, 1953

Herbert Goldstone
"The Day They Got Boston"
© F&SF, Sep 1951

Earl Goodale
"The Zoet Space"
© Future Science Fiction, Apr 1958

Kathleen Ann Goonan
"The Bride of Elvis"
© Science Fiction Age, May 1996

Gennady Gor
"Olga NSU"
© NF - 3, 1965

Gennady Gor
"Les Na Stancii Detstvo"
© Fantastika - 72, 1972

Stuart Gordon
"Three-Eyes" (nv)
© 1978, Pocket Books

Ed Gorman
© Heaven Sent, ed. P. Crowther, 1995
--/ cool f story

Ed Gorman
"The Wind From Midnight"
(Bradbury's Worlds series)
© The Bradbury Chronicles, ed. by W. Nolan, 1991
The Prisoners and Other Stories, 1992
Moonchasers and Other Stories, 1996
--/ cool f story
--/ emotion award

Theodora Goss
"The Rose In Twelve Petals"
© Realms Of Fantasy, Apr 2002
The Rose In Twelve Petals, 2003
--short story : 2004 Nebula
--short story : 2003 Locus Poll

Theodora Goss
"Princess Lucinda and the Hound of the Moon"
© Realms Of Fantasy, Jun 2007
--/ cool f story

Tobias Grace
"The Collector's Guide"
© Analog, Mar 1988

Mitchell Graham
"The Emerald Cavern" (nv)
(Fifth Ring trilogy #2)
© EOS Fantasy, 2004

Daniil Granin
"Idu Na Grozu" (nv)
© 1959, Moscow
--/ cool sf novel
--/ style award

Daniil Granin
"Mesto Dlya Pamyatnika"
© Vakhta Aramisa, 1967

John Grant
© Sci Fiction, Nov 2004
--/ cool sf story

Richard Grant
"The Dream Executioner"
© F&SF, Oct 1981

Russell Gray
(pseud. of Bruno Fischer)
"Fresh Fiances for Devil Daughter"
© Marvel Tales, May 1940
--/ shock value
--/ rare find

Will H. Gray
"The Bees From Borneo"
© Amazing Stories, Feb 1931
--Groff Conklin's story selection
--/ cool apocalyptic sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

Dominic Green
"That Thing Over There"
© Interzone, Jun 1998
--fiction : 1999 Interzone Poll /4 (tie)
--/ cool sf story

Joseph Green
"Encounter With A Carnivore"
© 1975, Epoch, ed. R. Silverberg
--/ cool sf story

Mikhail Greshnov
© Fantastika-77, 1977
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

Mikhail Greshnov
"O Chem Govoryat Tulpany"
© Fantastika - 72, 1972

Mikhail Greshnov
"Trinadcatoe Iyunya, Pyatnica"
© Na Sushe I Na More, 1972

A. J. Greenwald
"Bottled in Russia"
© Beyond Fantasy Fiction, May 1954
--/ cool f story
--/ rare find

Ed Greenwood
"A Dragon's Ascension" (nv)
(The Band of Four novel #3)
© Tor Fantasy, 2002

John Gribbin
"Double Planet"
© Analog, Nov 1984
--/ cool sf story

John Gribbin
"Fire On Earth" (nf)
© Doubleday Books, 1994
--/ cool apocalyptic book
--/ shock value

John Gribbin
© Zenith # 2, ed. D. Garnett, 1990

Ann Griffith
"Zeritsky?s Law"
© Galaxy, Nov 1951
--Groff Conklin's story selection
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find

Vladimir Grigoriev
"Obrazca 1918-go"
© Fantastika - 69/70, 1970

Vladimir Grigoriev
"Sezam Parashut"
© Teknika Molodezhi, 1981
--/ cool sf story

Vladimir Grigoriev
"Tranzistor Archimeda"
© NF - 7, Znanie 1967

Jim Grimsley
"Free in Asveroth"
© Bending the Landscape, ed. N. Griffith, 1998
--short story : 1999 Locus Poll
--/ cool sf story

Jim Grimsley
"Into Greenwood"
© IASFM, Sep 2001
--novelette : 2002 Locus /21
--novelette : 2002 Asimov's Reader Poll W

--/ cool space sf story

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
"Point Of No Return"
© New Scientist, Mar 2003
--short fiction : 2004 British SF Award
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award

Nicola Griffith
"Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese"
© Interzone, June 1991
Aboriginal SF, Aug 1991

--fiction : 1992 Interzone Poll
--short fiction : 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum

E. A. Grosser
"The Brain of Many Bodies"
© Science Fiction, Mar 1940
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find

E. A. Grosser
"The PsychoMorph"
© Unknown, Feb 1940
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ emotion award: paranoia
--/ shock value
--/ rare find

E. A. Grosser
"The Radiant Avenger"
© Future Fiction, Apr 1941
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award: x-men stuff
--/ rare find

Karl Grunnet
"Golova Mistera Staila"
© 1904, original
Iskatel, 1979
trans. from German
--/ rare find

Wyman Guin
"Beyond Bedlam"
© Galaxy, Aug 1951
Living Way Out, 1967
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ style award

Wyman Guin
"Trigger Tide"
(as by Norman Menasco)
© Astounding Stories, Oct 1950
Living Way Out, 1967
Beyond Bedlam, 1973
--Groff Conklin's story selection
--/ cool sf story

Wyman Guin
(transl rus. as "Planeryata")
© Galaxy, May 1956
Living Way Out, 1967
--/ cool sf story

Eileen Gunn
© Proteus, ed. R. McEnroe, 1981
--/ cool sf story

Zigbert Gunzel
"Odni Nepriyatnosti S Personalom"
© NF - 18, 1977
trans. from German
--/ cool sf story

Georgy Gurevich
"Glotaite Khirurga!"
© NF - 8, Znanie, 1970
--/ cool sf story
--/ rare find

Georgy Gurevich
"Priglashenie V Zenit"
© NF - 13, Znanie, 1974

Georgy Gurevich
"Prokhozhdenie Nemezidy" (nv)
© 1957, Yuny Teknik
novel: Moscow 1961
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find

Georgy Gurevich
© Fantastika - 77, 1977

Boris Gurfinkel
"Emociya Zhalosti"
© Fantastika - 65, 1965
--/ cool sf story

Henry Guth
© Super Science Stories, 1944
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

Henry Guth
"Signal Red"
© 1949, Planet Stories
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

Len Guttridge
"Reception Committee"
© Imagination, Jun 1954


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