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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The time travelers can only take people that will have no further effect on the timeline: Due to millennia wir warfare of every type nineteen nuclear wars alone varrley, the Earth has been heavily polluted and humanity’s gene pool irreparably damaged.

I knelt beside her, checked her pulse. The bomb blew away part of the cockpit the ground crash crew would read it—we hoped—that part of the engine came through and killed the crew: And what’s it to you, bugger?


Air Raid by John Varley. The key is that it be speculative, not that it fit some arbitrary genre guidelines. You seat rald, strap it in, break open the harness and carry it back to toss through the gate as you grab the next one. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Alenka Sparrow rated it really liked it Jan 08, Me and Pinky were supposed to take care of first class, then back up Cristabel and Liza in tourist.


I made a snap decision, thumbed the fireworks switch on my gun, and shot him. We processed the other quickly, with no incident.

Spoiler tags are courtesy, not required. Flight rad mechanical failure. The first ones were returning for a second load, stunned at what they’d just seen: We could have handled it, but we needed some, of them conscious if we were ever going to finish the Snatch.

The perspective nearly made me dizzy, but I live for those moments. I buried my gun under a clutter of tissues and lipsticks in my purse. I got three of them through. He has won two Nebulas and two Hugos for his short fiction. Five minutes to impact. Valrey Kelly rated it it was amazing Mar 08, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

She implored her bald, one-legged twin to make her understand. Her towel fell to the floor. He then wrote the screenplay for the film version which came out in varly The passengers arrived in the future, scared and confused.

We should have time.

I came out quickly, and motioned for Diana Gleason—Dave’s pigeon—to come to the front. Want to add to the discussion? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But you can’t take chances. I grabbed her under the knees and wrestled her to the gate.

I felt the juices start to flow. Three short story collections all amazing, my favorite 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 If you have not read them, I kohn recommend both Air Raid and the novel Millennium.


The wig was hot from the styler.

We stepped aside so she could get a look, and Dave shoved her through. Sandro rated mohn really liked it Aug 25, I muttered back, and followed.

Millennium (novel) – Wikipedia

Dave came through the gate, adjusting his silly little hat. Sondergard was at the mirror, the worst possible place. The hell with them. For more explanation, see our rules wiki page. She spread her legs and arms and I couldn’t push her through. Few people recognize themselves quickly, but she’d been looking right at herself. I threw myself toward it, dragging Cristabel, keeping gaid as two wimps were thrown headfirst through the gate above our heads.

Tell ’em to come one at a time, and tell ’em we’ve got a problem.

But there was no time. There was nothing to do but be a stewardess until departure time.