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Gene Wolfe



"All The Hues Of Hell"
© Universe, ed. B. Preiss, 1987
Endangered Species, 1989

"A Cabin On The Coast"
© F&SF, Jun 1984
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1985 Nebula
--short story : 1985 Locus /4

--/ cool sf story
--/ emotion award
--/ style award


"Car Sinister"
© F&SF, Jan 1970
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days, 1981
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea: pregnant cars
--/ style award
--/ shock value
--/ rare find

"Castaway"
© Sci Fiction, May 2003
--short story : 2004 Locus /3
--/ cool space sf story
--/ idea award

"The Cat"
© World Fantasy Convention, 1983
Endangered Species, 1989

"Cherry Jubilee"
© IASFM, Jan 1982
Storeys From The Old Hotel, 1988

"Copperhead"
© Sci Fiction, Mar 2001
Innocents Abroad, 2003

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"Counting Cats in Zanzibar"
© IASFM, Aug 1996
--short story : 1997 Locus /2

"...Giving a synopsis of a Gene Wolfe short ruins their effect on the reader. The pleasure of Gene Wolfe is the gradual unfolding of the setting and the discovery of what is going on. At the risk of giving away too much, this poignant tale of a young man's pursuit of an older woman manages to incorporate an homage to Asimov's three laws of robotics, and a meditation on travel and identity, all while tackling the big issue of mankind's passing on". (M. Stackpole)
review: 18-Jul-06 (read in 2005)

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"The Dark Of The June"
© Continuum # 1, 1974
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Death Of Hyle"
© Continuum # 2, 1974
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Detective Of Dreams"
© Dark Forces, ed. K. McCauley, 1980
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1981 Locus /6

"The Doctor Of Death Island"
© Immortal, ed. J. Dann, 1978
The Island Of Dr. Death And Others, 1980
--novella : 1979 Locus /6

"Endangered Species" (coll)
© Tor Books, 1989
--collection : 1990 Locus /5
--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ style award

"EyeBEM"
© Orbit # 7, 1970
Endangered Species, 1989

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"The Eyeflash Miracles"
© Future Power, ed. by J. Dann, 1976
The Island Of Dr. Death And Others, 1980

--novella : 1977 Nebula
--novella : 1977 Locus /5

--/ cool sf story

In typical Gene Wolfe dense, but rewarding style - a bit overlong story about the hobo character who turns out to be a type of "Wizard of Oz"; with many psychological ramifications. The whole story is told from the blind boy's point of view, so it requires a bit of an effort.
review: 09-Jul-06 (read in 1992)

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"The Fifth Head Of Cerberus"
© Orbit # 10, 1972
The Fifth Head Of Cerberus, 1972
--novel : 1973 Locus /11
--novella : 1973 Hugo
--novella : 1973 Nebula
--novella : 1973 Locus /3
--novella : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /10

--/ cool sf novella
--/ style award

"From the Cradle"
© Shelf Life, ed. G. Ketter, 2002
--short story : 2003 Locus Poll
--/ cool f story

"From The Notebook Of Dr. Stein"
© Continuum # 3, 1974
--/ cool sf story

"The God And His Man"
© IASFM, Feb 1980
Endangered Species, 1989

"Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?"
© Moon Shots, ed. P. Crowther, 1999
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"The Headless Man"
© Universe # 2, 1972
Endangered Species, 1989
--/ cool f story
--/ idea award

"The Hero As Werewolf"
© 1975, The New Impoved Sun, ed. T. Disch
The Hero As Werewolf, 1991
--/ cool f novella
--/ style award

"The Horas Of War"
© Nova # 1, 1970
Endangered Species, 1989

"House Of Ancestors"
© IF, Jun 1968
Endangered Species, 1989

"How The Bishop Sailed To Inniskeen"
© Spirits Of Christmas, ed. K. Cramer, 1989
also in - IASFM, Dec 1989
--/ cool sf story

"The Island Of Dr. Death And Other Stories"
© Orbit # 7, 1970
The Island Of Dr. Death And Others, 1980
--short story : 1971 Nebula
--short story : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /32

--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"In The House Of Gingerbread"
© The Architedture Of Fear, ed. K. Cramer, 1987
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1988 World Fantasy
--/ cool f story

"Kevin Malone"
© New Terrors # 1, ed. R. Campbell, 1980
Endangered Species, 1989

"La Befana"
© Galaxy, Jan 1973
The Island Of Dr. Death And Others, 1980

"The Last Thrilling Wonder Story"
© IASFM, Jun 1982
Endangered Species, 1989

"Lukora"
© Terry's Universe, ed. B. Meacham, 1988
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Map"
© Light Years And Dark, Ed. M. Bishop, 1984
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1985 Locus /9
--/ cool sf story

"The Marvelous Brass Chess-Playing Automation"
© Universe # 7, 1977
Storeys From The Old Hotel, 1988

"The Most Beautiful Woman..."
© Dislave Program Book, 1987
Endangered Species, 1989

"My Book"
© Amazing, May 1983
book: 4 Wolves, 1984
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Nebraskan And The Nereid"
© IASFM, Dec 1985
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Other Dead Man"
© Weird Tales, Spr 1988
Endangered Species, 1989
--/ cool sf story

"Our Neighbour By David Copperfield"
© Rooms Of Paradise, ed. L. Harding, 1978
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Peace Spy"
© IASFM, Jan 1987
Endangered Species, 1989

"Peritonitis"
© Frontiers # 1, ed. R. Elwood, 1973
Endangered Species, 1989

"Petting Zoo"
© Return Of The Dinosaurs, ed. M. Resnick, 1997
--short story : 1998 Locus Poll
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ emotion award


"Procreation"
© OMNI SF 4, 1985
Endangered Species, 1989
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award

"Queen"
© Realms Of Fantasy, Dec 2001
--short story : 2002 Locus /12

"Seven American Nights"
© Orbit # 20, 1978
--novella : 1979 Hugo
--novella : 1979 Nebula
--novella : 1979 Locus /3
--novella : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /26 (tie)

--/ cool sf novella

"Shields Of Mars"
© Mars Probes, ed. P. Crowther, 2002
--short story: 2003 Locus /13
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"Silhouette"
© The New Atlantis, ed. R. Silverberg, 1975
Endangered Species, 1989
--novella : 1976 Locus /9
--/ cool sf story

"Suzanne Delage"
© Edges, ed. U. Le Guin, 1980
Endangered Species, 1989

"Sweet Forest Maid"
© F&SF, Jul 1971
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Tale Of The Rose And The Nightingale"
© Arabesques, ed. S. Shwartz, 1988
Endangered Species, 1989
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award

"Thag"
© Continuum # 4, ed. R. Elwood, 1974
Endangered Species, 1989
--/ cool sf story

"Three Fingers"
© New Constellations, ed. T. Disch, 1976
The Island Of Dr. Death And Others, 1980

"Viewpoint"
© Redshift, ed. A. Sarrantonio, 2001
--novella : 2002 Locus /8

"War Beneath The Tree"
© OMNI, Dec 1979
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1980 Locus /4
--short story : 1981 Nebula
--short story : 1981 Locus /17

--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"When I Was Ming The Merciless"
© The Ides Of Tomorrow, Ed. T. Carr, 1976
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Woman Who Loved The Centaur"
(Anderson series)
© IASFM, Dec 1979
Endangered Species, 1989

"The Woman The Unicorn Loved"
(Anderson series)
© IASFM, Jun 1981
Endangered Species, 1989
--short story : 1982 Hugo
--short story : 1982 Locus /6


"The Ziggurat"
© Full Spectrum # 5, ed. J. Hersh, 1995
--novella : 1996 Locus /7

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