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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Cole Jack rated it liked it Feb 19, Liane rated it liked it Dec 30, Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7″ by 4. Fat and sassy, all of them, and as unaware of living in a paradise as a fish is of the sea. If you want to read to verify it’s not the right story, Baen has it available for free online here Millennium was based on the book of the same name which was based on Varley’s earlier story, Air Raid.
Calm down and listen up. Though she’d be doing little but screaming when she got a look around. All around me in the darkened bunkroom the Snatch Team members were sleeping singly and in pairs.
It is a deadening routine. Johh going to be all right, I promise you. About the same number will commit suicide, here and on the way.
The movie Millennium shares ideas with the short story but is substantially different. A year earlier we would have been teetering down the aisles on three-inch platforms. I could see for hundreds of yards into the distance. I can’t say I’m surprised.
Air Raid – John Varley
May 31, Helen added it. Kundekonq rated it really liked it Mar 14, I yawned, scratched my ribs, and patted Gene’s hairy flank. The stories assembled in Blue Champagne coll — Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo chap dos reprints an original story from the collection — show no technical decline but lack some of the exploratory dangerousness of his first work. We cleared tourist and moved up.
If you live, it will be to break your back behind a plow, sunup to dusk. The difficulty with his presentation of the steel beach that may be our destiny lies, qir, in his underlying hopefulness that engineering solutions may pry us out of hell.
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.
Hands grabbed and pulled us through. No trivia or quizzes yet. At the time, the same pattern was visible in his novels, particularly in the Gaea Trilogy, where IMHO the first two were crazy-inventive post-everything science fiction, and the third, published after the Millennium gap, took this weird left turn into how terrible Hollywood is.
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 I pulled a blank plastiflesh mask over my face and had to pause while it melted in.
So Equipment Section jazzes them up in a plastic shell to real Buck Rogers blasters, with a dozen knobs and lights that flash and a barrel like the snout of a hog. What we were getting now was an insane brew of concentrated adrenaline, super-saturated hemoglobin, methedrine, white lightning, TNT, and Kickapoo joyjuice. We got down to a core of four men and two women who seemed strong, and worked them until they nearly dropped. Bob Alexander rated it really liked it Aug 15, We stepped aside so she could get a look, and Dave shoved her through.
We let some of them go through, including a couple that were at least fifty years old. And who’d be willing to switch. Nov 15, Erik Wennermark rated it liked it. Post as a guest Name.
When you get there, sixty to seventy percent will die in the first three years. My hands hurt, and Radi broken off all my fake nails without scratching the glass.
It didn’t take long to prod them into action.
We jogged into the dark Operations Control Room and lined up at the gate. He was maybe seven.