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Janet Kagan
"Winging It"
(Isaac's Universe series)
© Isaac Universe Vol.2, ed. M. Greenberg, 1991

Norman Kagan
"Four Brands of Impossible"
© F&SF, Sep 1964
--story: Best SF 1965 list
--/ cool mathematics sf story
--/ rare find

James Kahn
"Poltergeist" (nv)
© 1982, Dell Books
--/ cool dark f novel
--/ shock value

Milton Kaletsky
"X-Ray Murder"
© Amazing Stories, 1940
--/ cool sf story

Milton Kaletsky
"The Beam"
© Amazing Stories, Sep 1934
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ humour award
--/ rare find

Stephen A. Kallis
"Murphy"
© Analog, Feb 1983

Romas Kalonaitis
"Na Gorizonte - Enigma"
© 1976, Fantastika 75/76
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


Romas Kalonaitis
"Poslednii Vrag"
© Fantastika-77, 1977
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Raymond Kaminski
"The Amazons Of Somelon" (nv)
© Leisure Books, 1981
--/ shock value

Colin Kapp
"Ambassador To Verdammt"
© Analog, 1967

Colin Kapp
"The Cloudbuilders"
© New Writings in SF. 12, ed. J. Carnell, 1968
--novella : Best SF 1969
--/ cool sf novella
--/ wonder award

A. Kargin
"Ochen Vazhnye Igry"
© Znanie Sila, 1980
--/ cool sf story
--/ rare find

Marvin Kaye
"Ms. Lipshutz And The Goblin"
© Fantastic, 1978
--/ cool f story

Alexander Kazancev
"Silnee Vremeni" (nv)
© 1964, Moscow

Harry Stephen Keeler
"John Jones' Dollar"
© The Black Cat, Aug 1915
Amazing Stories, Apr 1927

Joseph Kelleam
"The Eagles Gather"
© Astounding, Apr 1942
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

Volfgang Keller
"Musorschiki"
© Vokrug Sveta, 1981
trans. from German
--/ cool sf story
--/ humour award
--/ rare find


Frank K. Kelly
"Crater 17, Near Tycho"
© Astounding Stories, Jun 1934
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Frank K. Kelly
"Exiles of Mars"
© Wonder Stories Quarterly, Sum 1932
Wonder Story Annual, 1950
--/ fourth place space story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ emotion award
--/ romance award
--/ shock value
--/ rare find

Patricia Kennealy
"The Copper Crown" (nv)
(Keltiad 1)
© 1984, Bluejay / Signet
--/ cool f novel
--/ idea award

Leigh Kennedy
"Belling Martha"
© IASFM, May 1983
--novelette : 1984 Locus /18
--/ cool sf novella
--/ shock value

Leigh Kennedy
"Helen, Whose Face Launched
28 Conestoga Hovercraft"
© Universe # 12, 1982
--novelette : 1983 Locus /22
--/ cool sf story

Leigh Kennedy
"Her Furry Face"
© IASFM, Dec 1983
Faces, 1986
--short story : Nebula 1983
--short story : Locus 1984
--short story : SF Chronicle 1984

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ shock value


Leigh Kennedy
"One-Horse Town"
(with Howard Waldrop)
© Sci Fiction, Mar 2001
--short story : 2002 Locus Poll

Leigh Kennedy
"The Preservation of Lindy"
© OMNI, May 1992
--/ cool sf story

David Kerr
"Epiphany For Aliens"
© Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972

Peg Kerr
"Lethe"
© Full Spectrum # 3, 1991
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


Gerald Kersh
"Men Without Bones"
© Esquire, Fall 1954
--/ cool sf story
--/ shock value

Gerald Kersh
"The Unsafe Deposit Box"
© 1962, Saturday Evening Post

Gerald Kersh
"Whatever Happened to Corporal Cuckoo?"
© Star Science Fiction # 3, 1954
The Brighton Monster, 1953

Merle Kessler
"Some Rooms"
© New Worlds Quarterly # 5, 1973
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award

Jack Ketchum
"Gone"
© October Dreams, ed. R. Chizmar, 2000
--short fiction : 2001 Stoker W

Thom Keys
"Period Of Gestation"
© New Worlds, 1971

Caitlin R. Kiernan
"Onion"
© Wrong Things, 2001
--short fiction : 2002 Int. Horror Guild W
--/ cool f story
--/ wonder award

Damian Kilby
"Daniel's Labirinth"
© Universe 1, ed. R. Silverberg, 1990
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


James Killius
(with Dorothy Smith)
"High Iron"
© IASFM, Aug 1982

Lee Killough
"Bete Et Noir"
© Universe # 10, 1980
Aventine, 1982
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


Lee Killough
"The Jarabon"
© IASFM, Sep 1981
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


Lee Killough
"Tropic Of Eden"
© F&SF, 1977
Aventine, 1982
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


Marshall King
"Beach Scene"
© Galaxy, Oct 1960
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


Tabitha King
"Small World" (nv)
© 1981, Dell Books
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award

Donald Kingsbury
"Shipwright"
© Analog, Sep 1978
--novelette : 1979 Locus /10

John Kippax
"Friday"
© New Worlds, Feb 1959
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Yury Kirillov
(with Viktor Adamenko)
"Pogonya"
© 1981, Vokrug Sveta

Yury Kirillov
"Shag V Storonu"
© 1983, Vokrug Sveta
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ emotion award
--/ rare find


Yury Kirillov
"Sposob Obscheniya"
© 1982, Vokrug Sveta
--/ cool sf story

Russel Kirk
"Fate's Purse"
© F&SF, May 1979

Russel Kirk
"Lex Talionis"
© Whispers # 2, 1979
--/ fourth place dark f story
--/ adventure award

Russel Kirk
"There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding"
© Frights, ed. K. McCauley, 1976
--short fiction : 1977 World Fantasy W
--/ cool f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


James Kisner
"May 2000: The Tombstones"
(Bradbury's Mars series)
© The Bradbury Chronicles, ed. by W. Nolan, 1991
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

Ellen Klages
"Travel Agency"
© Strange Horizons, Feb 2002

Joe Kleier
"The Head"
© Amazing Stories, Aug 1928
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find


T. E. D. Klein
"The Events at Poroth Farm"
© From Beyond the Dark Gateway # 2, 1972
--short fiction : 1975 World Fantasy
--/ third place dark f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


T. E. D. Klein
"Renaissance Man"
© Space #2, ed. R. Davis, 1974
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find

Nigel Kneale
"The Pond"
© Tomato Cain, 1949
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ shock value


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Norman L. Knight
"Saurian Valedictory"
© Astounding Stories, Jan 1939
--/ cool sf story

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Norman L. Knight
"Short-Circuited Probability"
© Astounding Stories, Sep 1941
--Groff Conklin' story selection
--/ cool time sf story

Vladimir Kolin
"Parchovaya Skala"
© Zvyozdy Zovut, 1969
trans. from Bulgarian

Victor Komarov
"Perevorot Otkladyvaetsya"
© NF-12, Znanie 1972
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Victor Komarov
"Reshenie"
© NF - 13, Znanie, 1974

Craig C. Koscho
"Bon Apetit"
© IASFM, Aug 1981

Henry J. Kostkos
"The Emperor's Heart"
© Astounding Stories, Jun 1934
--/ cool sf story

Henry J. Kostkos
"The Man Who Stopped The Earth"
© Amazing Stories, Mar 1934
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find


William Kotzwinkle
"E.T. - Extraterrestial" (nv)
© 1982, Pocket Books
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award

Robert W. Krepps
"Five Years In Marmelade"
(as by Geoff St. Reynard)
© Fantastic Adventures, 1948
Amazing Stories, Oct 1967
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Naomi Kritzer
"Comrade Grandmother"
© Strange Horizons, Sep 2002
--short story : 2003 Locus Poll
--/ fourth place f story
--/ idea award

Naiomi Kritzer
"Fires Of The Faithful" (nv)
(Faithful 1)
© 2002, Bantam Spectra
--first novel : 2003 Locus /8
--2003 Crawford


Naiomi Kritzer
"Turning The Storm" (nv)
(Faithful 2)
© 2003, Bantam Spectra

M. Krivich
(with L. Olgin)
"Chto-to stalo kholodat"
© NF - 12, Znanie, 1972
--/ cool sf story

Myer Krulfeld
"The Thing From Antares"
© Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1940
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Gunter Kruppkat
"Ostrov Strakha"
© NF - 18, 1977
trans. from German
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


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Clifton B. Kruse
"Origin Of Thought"
(as by Spencer Lane)
© Astounding Stories, Jun 1936
--/ cool sf story: thought realization
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find

I've never read anything by Kruse before, but apparently he was active enough in the pulps (to even have a pen-name), and this story is written with professionalism and deft handling of the subject. "Whatever you think, you can think it into existence" - certainly an old idea, but presented here with a "sense-of-wonder" touch.
review: 03-Aug-06 (read in 2006)

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Vladislav Ksionzhek
"Malchik, Starik I Sobaka"
© Khimiya I Zhizn, 1980
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award
--/ emotion award
--/ rare find


Vladislav Ksionzhek
"Polyubi Menya"
© Fantastika-83, 1983
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ romance award
--/ emotion award
--/ style award
--/ rare find


Vladislav Ksionzhek
"Retro 2081"
© 1984, Ostrov Purpurnoi Yaschericy

Walter Kubilius
"Eternal Earthling"
(also as "The Other Side")
© Super Science Stories, Apr 1951
An Argosy Special, 1977
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Walter Kubilius
"The Other Side"
(also as "Eternal Earthling")
© Super Science Stories, Apr 1951
An Argosy Special, 1977
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


Walter Kubilius
(with Fletcher Pratt)
"Second Chance"
© Fantastic Story, Aut 1952
--/ cool sf story

Alexander Kuprin
"Sinyaya Zvezda" (nv)
© 1909, Moscow

Michael Kurland
"In The Blood"
© Sisters Of The Night, ed. B. Hambly, 1995

Ellen Kushner
"The Swordsman Whose Name Was Not Death"
(Swordspoint series)
© F&SF, Sep 1991
--/ cool f story
--/ style award

Grigori Kusochkin
"Reportazh"
© Iskatel, 1980

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