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"Black Air"
© F&SF, Mar 1983
The Planet On The Table, 1986
--novelette : 1984 Hugo
--novelette : 1984 Nebula
--novella : 1984 World Fantasy W
--novelette : 1984 Locus /2
--novelette : 1984 SF Chronicle W

--/ cool sf story

"The Blind Geometer"
© IASFM, Aug 1987
book: Tor Books, 1989
--novella : 1987 Asimov's Reader Poll /4 (tie)
--novella : 1988 Hugo
--novella : 1988 Nebula W
--novella : 1988 Locus /2
--novella : 1988 SF Chronicle /2


"Coming Back To Dixieland"
© Orbit # 18, 1976
The Planet On The Table, 1986

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"Escape From Kathmandu"
© IASFM, Sep 1986
Escape From Kathmandu, 1987
--novella : 1987 Hugo
--novella : 1987 Nebula
--novella : 1987 Locus /2
--novella : 1987 Asimov's Reader Poll /4 (tie)
--novella : 1987 SF Chronicle /2


I can not click with fiction by Robinson... some kind of an emotional connection is missing, which makes me disinterested in whatever's happening by reading the first couple of pages. This novella tells of adventures in Nepal and of Yeti, but I "clicked out" of it quite promptly, so can not tell you more.
review: 27-Aug-06 (read in 2004)

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"Exploring Fossil Canyon"
© Universe # 12, 1982

"In The Pierson's Orchestra"
© Orbit # 18, 1976

"The Lucky Strike"
© Universe # 14, 1984
The Planet On The Table, 1986
--novelette : 1985 Hugo
--novelette : 1985 Nebula
--novelette : 1985 Locus /4
--novelette : 1985 SF Chronicle /2
--novelette : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /49 (tie)


"On The North Pole Of Pluto"
(Icehedge series)
© Orbit # 21, 1980
--novella : 1981 Locus /15

"Pacific Edge" (nv)
(Orange County series)
© 1990, Tor Books
--winner : 1991 Campbell Memorial W
--sf novel : 1991 Locus /13


"The Return From Rainbow Bridge"
(also as "Rainbow Bridge")
© F&SF, Aug 1987
Remaking History, 1991
The Blind Geometer, 1989
--novelette : 1988 Locus /19

"Sexual Dimorphism"
(Mars series)
© The Martians, Voyager, 1999
--short list : 2000 Tiptree
--short story : 2000 Locus /9


"Stone Eggs"
© Universe # 13, 1983
The Planet On The Table, 1986
--short story : 1984 Locus /14
--/ cool sf story

"The Translator"
© Universe # 1, 1990
Remaking History, 1991

"The True Nature Of Shangri-La"
© IASFM, Dec 1989
Escape From Kathmandu, 1987
--novella : 1990 Locus /11
--novella : 1990 Asimov's Reader Poll /4


"Venice Drowned"
© Universe # 11, 1981
The Planet On The Table, 1986
--short story : 1982 Nebula
--short story : 1982 Locus /17

--/ cool sf story

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