From the moment John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his short fiction was like nothing anyone else was writing. His stories won every award the science fiction field had to offer, many times over. His first collection, The Persistence of Vision, published in 1978, was the most important collection of the decade, and changed what fans would come to expect from science fiction.
Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his best stories, many out of print for years. This is the volume no Varley fan-or science fiction reader-can do without.
“The short story is to science fiction what the “7 single was to rock: the most perfect yet the most mercilessly demanding form. My life experience of John Varley’s stories has been that great majority of them are quite literally unforgettable.” William Gibson
The John Varley ReaderIntrodcuction
Picnic on Nearside
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
In the Hall of the Martian Kings
Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
The Barbie Murders
The Phantom of Kansas
The Persistence of Vision
Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo
Just Another Perfect Day
In Fading Suns and Dying Moons
The Flying Dutchmen