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"Dinosaurs"
© New Dimensions # 6, 1976
San Diego Lightfoot Sue, 1979
--/ fourth place apocalyptic sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ shock value


Vintage and exciting view of the post-apocalyptic world, with many restrictions on eroticism removed, with people living underground and silicone life-forms reigning above. One of the last "classic" approaches to such a conventional scenario. Done with intensity and style.
review: 18-Jul-06 (read in 1987)

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"M is for The Million Things"
© 1981, New Voices 4:
The John W. Campbell Award Nominees

--/ cool sf story

"San Diego Lightfoot Sue"
© F&SF, Aug 1975
San Diego Lightfoot Sue, 1979
--novelette : 1976 Hugo
--novelette : 1976 Nebula W
--novelette : 1976 Locus /12
--novelette : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /46 (tie)

--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Twilla"
© F&SF, Sep 1974
San Diego Lightfoot Sue, 1979
--novelette : 1975 Nebula
--/ second place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ style award
--/ shock value


"Under Hollywood Sign"
© Orbit # 17, 1975
San Diego Lightfoot Sue, 1979
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


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