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"Augie"
© Analog, Jan 2001
Swift Thoughts, 2002
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"The City Of Thought And Steel"
© IASFM, Mar 1984
Swift Thoughts, 2002
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"Darkness of Day"
(with Pamela Sargent)
© Continuum # 3, ed. R. Elwood, 1974
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

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"The Idea Trap"
© Universe # 16, 1986
Swift Thoughts, 2002
--short story : 1987 Locus /19
--/ second place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ awesome scale


Absolutely mind-boggling play of ideas and total visionary "guilty pleasure". The ideas come to life literally as a "sort-of" clouds in the world divided between hunters and dreamers, and drift toward the sunset over the mysterious city, to be harvested later for food. This echoes the other story of this writer ("The Word Sweep"), where words and ideas take literal physical form and cause either endless "bother", or inspired breakthroughs, depending on the quality of these words/ideas. Nothing like that ever appeared in SF field before, so for originality alone, this story takes the cake.
review: 09-Jul-06 (read in 1987)



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"Jumper"
© F&SF, Apr 1988
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ rare find


"Listen, Love"
(with Jack Dann)
© New Worlds Quarterly # 2, ed. M. Moorcock, 1971
--/ cool sf story

"Macrolife" (nv)
© 1979, Harper / Avon
--/ cool space sf novel

"Oh, Miranda"
(with Charles Pellegrino)
© F&SF, Sep 1991
--/ cool sf story

"This Life and Later Ones"
© Analog, Feb 1987
Swift Thoughts, 2002
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"Transfigured Night"
© 1978, Immortals, ed.J.Dann
--/ fourth place sf novella
--/ style award
--/ idea award


"The Word Sweep"
© F&SF, Aug 1979
Swift Thoughts, 2002
--/ second place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Yellowhead"
(with Jack Dann)
© New Constellations, ed. Disch & Naylor, 1976
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

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