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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They have thus embarked on a desperate plan; time travel into the past, collect healthy humans, and send them to an uncontaminated planet to rebuild civilization. The much more recent Thunder and Lightning sequence of Young Adult tales — comprising Red ThunderRed LightningRolling Thunder and Dark Lightning — remains on Mars over a period of several generations, focusing initially upon a topos sourced deep in the past of American Genre SF: Like, what-if time travel?

Spoiler tags are courtesy, not required. There’s an unavoidable feeling of sympathy for the poor dumb goats that starts to get me about this stage of the game. eaid

Alex rated it liked it Feb 11, Dell Quantum Science Fiction 4. Dave came through the airr, adjusting his silly little hat. The eponymous hotline, which is operated by similarly displaced interstellar exiles, beams data through the solar system, the last item being a message that humanity will soon be banned from its home system, and will be doomed to wander the stars, homeless, for ever.

A late addition to the series, Irontown Bluesintensifies if anything the Recursive nature of its predecessors, with references again to Robert A Heinlein ‘s worlds and other characters and venues, including Sherlock Holmes and the film Chinatown directed by Roman Polanski; the complex Underground society of the Moon is vividly portrayed. Someone was beating on the sterile glass wall of the pen.


I felt a vibration pass through the plane. The plane bumped, and she hit the floor. The plane began to stall, to nose down, and my feet left the floor.

Elfreda was looking at me. See this interviewfor example. Three short story collections all amazing, my ari work of his Ophiuchi Hotline fun “capstone” novel for the Eight Worlds stories The Gaea Trilogy Millennium post-screenplay, pre-release, none-dare-call-it-a-novelization of the film Steel Beach interesting new work, not exactly set in the same universe as the short fiction it appears to follow As best I can tell, the nightmare production of Millennium began way back around and didn’t finish until Withered, emaciated, all of them.

How nice to have lips. Then I hurried out and caught up with the others. Though she’d be doing little but screaming when she got a look around. The room filled with sweet smoke.

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A year earlier we would have been teetering down the aisles on three-inch platforms. Cool time travel short, make me wanna read its bigger cousin now.

My guess was right. You take what you aair. It varleh be easy, but as Americans you should be proud of your pioneer heritage. Air Raid Title Record Author: This was in an anthology, it was written in the first person by the agent, and he barely made it off the plane before it crashed. Lord, to look like that with no makeup, no prosthetics!


The gate had raod as soon as we tossed our clothes and the flight crew through. We all wore short pink shifts with blue and white stripes, diagonally across the front, and carried matching shoulder bags. Oh God, this is it! That went over well, with a lot of knowing laughs and sly remarks.


Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7″ by 4. The first ones were returning for a second load, stunned at what they’d just seen: Varley later turned this novel into the script for the film Millenniumboth of which are based on Varley’s short story “Air Raid”, which was published in This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Picked this up to skip “Millennium”. I threw myself toward it, dragging Cristabel, keeping low as two wimps were thrown headfirst through the gate above our heads. About the same number will commit suicide, here and on the way. We boarded the and got ready for the goats to arrive.

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The ensuing gunplay is one-sided; one of the snatch team members is killed, and her stunner is lost. Only one in ten of the wimps had a customized face. I assembled a set of dentures that included the slight gap in the upper incisors.