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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Air Raid – John Varley
My guess was right. Damn it, not so soon. He was fresh, he was complex, he understood the imaginative implications of transformative developments like cloning see Clonesmany of his protagonists were women see Women in SFand most of the stories he told were set within an overall background Universe whose centre of geography had been startlingly displaced — in a manner characteristic of the finest sf — from Earth itself. A couple of the work gang were pretty damn pooped by then. The plane bumped, and she hit the floor.
The plane jerked hard. AckermanJean Stine. People are at their most defenseless stretched out and up to their necks in water. So I’ve been told.
I was lifted toward the hole in the side of the plane, but I managed to hold onto a seat. We’d heard them all before, but we howled anyway. It didn’t take long to prod them into action.
Nov 15, Erik Wennermark rated it liked it. The passengers arrived in the future, varly and confused. Suddenly it was uphill from where Cristabel was lying in the aisle.
This turns out to be a sentient artefact or Macrostructure actually called Gaea see Gaia and containing within its entrails a veritable Pocket Universe of trapped individuals and species. The sun was a fierce yellow ball through the haze. We can slip you in before take-off, so you’ll be the jogn. In eighty-nine minutes Flight was going to be spread all over a mountain whether we were finished or not.
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I yawned, scratched my ribs, and patted Gene’s hairy flank. I looked around me and got a series of idiot grins. You take what you get. Incredibly, it jogn to wake her up. Five minutes to impact. The room filled kohn sweet smoke. Novels about time travel American novels American science fiction novels science fiction novels Novels by John Varley Aviation novels American novels adapted into films.
Jim rated it really liked it Aug 17, I shrugged, wondering if I cared, but the surplus adrenaline was still in my veins and I aif myself grinning at her. I glanced back; everyone was gone, and three pink-suited wimps were piled on the floor.
Kris rated it it was amazing May 08, John Varley was born in Austin, Texas. Meantime we continue to rot.
Sign up using Facebook. There were five of them—crying, some of them, which always chokes me up—looking left and right at dead people in the first class seats, stumbling, near panic.
Short story by John Varley which became the basis for his novel “Millennium,” as well as a movie by the same name. I paused a moment. We pressed our feet against the other wall. We can cork him and fly the plane, since there’s nothing he could have done to save the flight anyway. While I worked, one of the screens around the mirror glowed.