The Persistence of Vision

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The Persistence of Vision
Author John Varley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction collection
Publisher The Dial Press/James Wade
Publication date
1978
Media type Print
Pages 316 pp
ISBN 0-8037-6866-4
OCLC 3844742
813/.5/4
LC Class PZ4.V299 Pe PS3572.A724

The Persistence of Vision is an award-winning 1978 anthology of science fiction stories by John Varley.

The anthology was also published in the United Kingdom under the title In the Hall of the Martian Kings.[1]

Contents[edit]

The anthology includes nine stories:[2]

  • "The Phantom of Kansas," originally published in Galaxy, February 1976.
  • "Air Raid," originally published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1977.
  • "Retrograde Summer," originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1975.
  • "The Black Hole Passes," originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1975.
  • "In the Hall of the Martian Kings," originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1977.
  • "In the Bowl," originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1975.
  • "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance," originally published in Galaxy, July 1976.
  • "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank," originally published in Galaxy, May 1976. Adapted into a 1983 television movie.
  • "The Persistence of Vision," originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1978.

Awards[edit]

The anthology won the 1979 Locus Award for Best Single-Author Collection.[3]

The title story won the 1978 Nebula Award,[4] the 1979 Hugo Award,[5] and the 1979 Locus Award[3] in the novella categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Persistence of Vision at The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ Varley, John (1978). The Persistence of Vision. Dell Publishing. ISBN 0-440-17311-6 (1979 re-print)
  3. ^ a b The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1979 Locus Awards
  4. ^ Past Winners of SFWA(R) Nebula Awards(R): 1978
  5. ^ The Hugo Award (By Year): 1979

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