The Persistence of Vision (collection)

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The Persistence of Vision
The Persistence of Vision (collection).jpg
First edition
AuthorJohn Varley
Cover artistJim Burns
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherThe Dial Press/James Wade
Publication date
1978
Media typePrint
Pages316 pp
ISBN0-8037-6866-4
OCLC3844742
813/.5/4
LC ClassPZ4.V299 Pe PS3572.A724

The Persistence of Vision is a collection of science fiction stories by American writer John Varley.

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

Contents[edit]

The collection 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. Varley later expanded this into the novel Millennium.
  • "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 Persistence of Vision 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 category.

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