Air Raid (HTML) (Asimov’s, Spring ). A sample from this anthology. Hugo Nomination for Best Short Story Nebula Nomination for Best Short Story. Air Raid. Needed: People for repopulating a future humanity. Whom do you get? This short story was the basis for the novel (and screenplay and movie). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Title: Air Raid Title Record # Author: John Varley Date: Type: SHORTFICTION.
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Rebecca rated it liked it Aug 26, Putty filled out my cheeks. This bird wasn’t going to fly all that much longer.
Air Raid – John Varley
Here, inwe had a rigid ninety-four minutes to get everything done. We boarded the and got ready for the goats to arrive. Because of rzid massive pollution and the genetic damage she has sustained, she is missing one leg and must get advanced medical treatment daily. All around me in the darkened bunkroom the Snatch Team members xir sleeping singly and in pairs. I turned and spotted Mary Katrina Sondergard through the haze of the gate.
I planted a boot on her fanny and shoved. The room filled with sweet smoke.
Jaclyn Hogan rated it it was amazing Aug 31, It didn’t sound good. We wish to point out again, not for the last time, that you would all be dead without our intervention.
Mar 28, Bradley rated it really liked it. The sense of ongoing process — and of an identity-dissolving taste for metamorphosis — is incessant. You can’t give them time to think, you have to rely on your status as the Voice of Authority. It was like a firecracker in your heart; a raod in the box that rattled your sox.
Short story of airplane passengers removed before a ait, by humans from the future who are in need of healthy people. Cover of first hardcover edition. The theme has been so extensively explored, in fact, that I found it no trouble to write a book varely chapter titles borrowed almost exclusively from the long list of stories that served, in one way or another, as ancestors to this one. Yeah, the idea that Varley was in “control” is pretty far from the truth. The first “Thunder and Lightning” book was fun—Varley-does-Heinlein-juvenile is right up my alley—but for some reason I wasn’t inspired to pick up the later books.
We’d better get moving. Some of them knew Sondergard so I didn’t say much, pleading a hangover. You come back and find out all the goats in the holding pen have softly and suddenly vanished away because the continuum won’t tolerate the changes and paradoxes you’ve put into it.
Air Raid by John Varley
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alt. From Here to Forever. No need for ears; they’d be covered by the wig. We cleared tourist and moved up. The plane jerked hard. I shoved her through. Evidently it wasn’t out of character. The plane began to stall, to nose down, and my feet left the floor.
It’s hard enough to keep the gate in place on a plane that’s moving in a straight line. Comments with spoilers will not be moderated, and hidden spoilers are discouraged in discussions about individual books.
Inverting a gate for a joker run into a motel room was one thing, but in a at twenty thousand feet.
Elfreda was looking at me. I will not hit a child, never. I put it on, then the pantyhose. I’m pretty sure he is back on track as an author — the majority of his work has been published since then — but jphn certainly derailed him for nearly a decade.
Sometimes you have to do it. But you can’t take chances. We hurried through the curtains, just in time.
We all wore short pink shifts with blue and white stripes, diagonally across the front, and carried matching shoulder bags. One day I’ll be sitting at a console. Luftangriff [ as by Herb Boehm ].
It was Mary Sondergard. When a bird gets to corkscrewing and coming apart, the math is fearsome. Maybe my perception was affected by biography. I fussed trying to get the ridiculous pillbox cap pinned on. We should have time.