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"Afterschool Special"
(RiboFunk)
© Amazing, Jun 1993
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"Ailoura"
© Once Upon A Galaxy, ed.W.McCarthy, 2002
--novelette : 2003 Locus /8
--/ cool sf story

"Agents"
© F&SF, Apr 1987
Strange Trades, 2001
--short story : 1987 Nebula
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"Big Eater"
(RiboFunk)
© Interzone, Jun 1995
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Blankie"
(RiboFunk)
© Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Boot"
(RiboFunk)
© F&SF, Dec 1990
Ribofunk,1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"The Boredom Factory"
© The Edge, Jan 1995
Non-Stop # 3, 1997
Strange Trades, 2001
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"Brain Wars"
(RiboFunk)
© New Worlds # 2, ed. D.Garnett, 1992
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Cockfight"
(RiboFunk)
© Journal Wired, Spr 1990
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Conspiracy of Noise"
© F&SF, Nov 1987
Strange Trades, 2001
--short story : 2002 Locus Poll
--short story : 2003 Nebula

--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"Distributed Mind"
(RiboFunk)
© Interzone, Apr 1995
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Fleshflowers"
© Back Brain Recluse #16, 1990
Strange Trades, 2001
--/ cool sf story

"The Grange"
© F&SF, Oct 1991
--/ fourth place f novella
--/ wonder award
--/ emotion award


"Harlem Nova"
© Amazing, Sep 1990
Strange Trades, 2001
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"Hottentots"
(Steampunk Trilogy)
© Steampunk Trilogy, 1995
--novella : 1996 Locus /9
--/ third place f novella
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award: victorian punk
--/ shock value
--/ humour award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

"Karuna, Inc"
© Fantastic Stories, 2001
Strange Trades, 2001
--novella : 2002 World Fantasy
--novella : 2002 Locus /10

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ humour award


"Kid Charlemagne"
© Amazing, Sep 1987
Strange Trades, 2001
--short story : 1988 Nebula
--/ cool sf story

"Little Worker"
(RiboFunk)
© F&SF, Dec 1989
Ribofunk, 1996
--short story : 1990 Locus /33
--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ shock value


"Mama Told Me Not To Come"
© Amazing Stories, Jan 1993
Fractal Paisleys, 1997
--/ third place f story
--/ humour award
--/ style award
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find

"A Martian Theodicy"
(A Martian Oddyssey 2)
© Mars Probes, ed. P. Crowther, 2002
--novellette: 2003 Locus /8
--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ adventure award


"The Mill"
© Amazing, Oct 1991
Strange Trades, 2001
--novella : 1992 Locus /12
--/ cool sf story

"My Alphabet Starts Where Your Alphabet Ends"
© Nebula Awards 24, ed. M. Bishop, 1990
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"Neutrino Drag"
© Sci Fiction, Aug 2001
Neutrino Drag, 2004
--novelette : 2002 Locus /26
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"One Night in Television City"
© Universe 1, ed. R.Silverberg, 1990
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Reluctant Book"
© Science Fiction Age, May 2000
--short story : 2001 Locus/25
--/ second place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ humour award


"Ribofunk" (coll)
© 1996, Arbor House
--collection : 1997 Locus/14
--/ third place sf collection
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"The Scab's Progress"
(with Bruce Sterling)
© Sci Fiction, Jan 2001
--novella: Hugo 2001
--novella: 2002 Locus Poll

--/ second place sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ idea award
--/ adventure award


"Seeing is Believing"
© F&SF, Apr 2003
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ humour award

"Shipbreaker"
© Sci Fiction, Oct 2002
--short story: 2002 Locus Poll
--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ adventure award


"Skintwister"
© F&SF, Mar 1986
Strange Trades, 2001
--/ cool sf story

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"Spondulix"
© Science Fiction Age, Sep 1995
Strange Trades, 2000
--novella : 1996 SF Age Poll /2
--/ fourth place sf novella
--/ idea award
--/ humour award


One of the most humorous novellas ever written. The humor is a little off-beat and may not be everybody's cup of tea, but certainly any spoof of the modern widely-established principles of capitalism and sales techniques is highly welcome. Here a small fast food enterprise has the guts to take on the big shots, and even invent its own money (coupons for sandwiches). Through its own close-knit chain of wacky customers, sheer audacity and spunk, it achieves the heights of success entirely undreamt of. In the meantime, the reader will be treated to a certain zoo of strange characters, which Di Filippo seems to relish describing in hilarious detail. This novella comes highly recommended as a modern tongue-in-cheek economics textbook.
review: 24-Aug-06 (read in 2003)

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"SteamPunk Trilogy" (coll)
© 1995, Four Walls Eight Windows
--collection : 1996 Locus /5
--/ second place sf collection
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ shock value
--/ humour award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find

"Stone Lives"
© F&SF, Aug 1985
--short story: Nebula 1985
--/ cool sf story

"Strange Trades" (coll)
© Golden Gryphon Press, 2000
--collection : 2002 Locus /9
--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ idea award

"SUITs"
© Amazing, Aug 1993
Strange Trades, 2001
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Take Me to the Pilot"
© IASFM, Aug 1995
Destroy All Brains!, 1996
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Terminal Lunch" (nf)
© 1998, Locus Magazine

"Up the Lazy River"
(RiboFunk)
© Science Fiction Age, Sep 1993
Ribofunk, 1996
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


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Paul Di Filippo
"Victoria"

(Steampunk Trilogy)
© Amazing Stories, Jun 1991
Steampunk Trilogy, 1995
--/ third place f novella
--/ shock value
--/ humour award
--/ wonder award
--/ style award

Not only is the entertainment value of this novella is through-the-roof, the significance of its appearing as far back as 1991 is notable as well: it pushes the envelope in more ways than one, defining steampunk black comedy with its own brand of humour.

Try not to grin as you read: naughty, improbable, grotesque, the tale bests itself at every turn, featuring such wildly bizarre concoctions as a homunculus/newt on the throne of England, nuclear train engines and "ideoplasm"-powered transdimensional prairie schooners, with inevitable Lovecraft monsters duly appearing in the "Hottentots" sequel.

This is a highlight of any summer reading (for just like in the movies, there has to be a "Summer Blockbuster Reading Season"). You are not going to forget it, but some readers might think that Paul Di Filippo goes too far into the territory they can't follow.

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"Walt and Emily"
(Steampunk Trilogy)
© Interzone, Nov 1993
Steampunk Trilogy, 1995
--novella : 1994 Locus /16
--/ third place f novella
--/ idea award: poetry punk
--/ shock value
--/ humour award
--/ romance award
--/ rare find

"World Wars III"
© Interzone, Jan 1992
--fiction : 1992 Interzone Poll /2
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ humour award


"A Year in the Linear City"
© 2002, PS Publiching
also - Sci Fiction, Apr 2003
--novella : 2003 Hugo
--novella : 2003 World Fantasy
--shortlist : 2003 Sturgeon
--novella : 2003 Locus /3

--/ fourth place f novella
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


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