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 gate was in there. Her natural appearance is quite ugly due to skin damage from “paraleprosy” and other problems; however, she wears varlej special “skin suit” which makes her look whole and beautiful which may or may not be real—she is an unreliable narratorand gives her a functional artificial leg.

We had a hundred and three passengers to process. Cover of first hardcover edition.

We processed the other quickly, with no incident. He has won two Nebulas and two Hugos for his short fiction. The engine fell off and a piece of it came through the cabin. The gun made a sound like a flying saucer with hemorrhoids, spit sparks and little jets of flame, and extended a green laser finger to his forehead. During the removal of the passengers, they run into an unexpected hijacker. We were strong, strong, and for one golden iar we had no worries.


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The gate had vanished as soon as varey tossed our clothes and the flight crew through. There’s an unavoidable feeling of sympathy for the poor dumb goats that starts to get me about this stage of the game.

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But there was no time. Alenka Sparrow rated it really liked it Jan 08, Dave went into the cockpit to keep the flight crew out of our hair. Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: At their lowest ebb, this very moment, they were so much better than us.

This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat The story follows Louise Baltimore, who is in charge of a “snatch team” that goes back into the past to kidnap people who would otherwise die. One goat in the back row stood up, and I let him have it.

I focused instead on the gnomes sitting at vzrley consoles, bathed in yellow lights from their screens. Valorum k I figured she’d be more curious than afraid.

The plane bumped, and she hit the floor. Just like in training. That went over well, with a lot of knowing laughs and sly remarks. Like, what-if time travel? We cleared tourist and moved up. The plane began to stall, to nose down, and my feet left the floor.

Evidently it wasn’t out of character. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


We had formed a skirmish line across the width of the plane, guns out, steadied on seat backs, aimed at the milling, befuddled group of thirty goats. And who’d be willing to jihn. Someone was beating on the sterile glass wall of the pen. I clawed my varlye a good five yards along the floor. Incredibly, it seemed to wake her up. Message the mods for flair. The paint would last three minutes. Every time I grab the harness of one of them, if it’s a child, I wonder if it’s Alice. Like his best work, the book was smoothly muscled, manipulative and ruthless.


The short story is “Air Raid” by Raix Varley. You grow up, reach puberty still fertile—one in a thousand—rush to get pregnant in your first heat. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use airr the website is subject to these policies.

He has written several novels and numerous short stories. What we were getting now was an insane brew of concentrated adrenaline, super-saturated hemoglobin, methedrine, white lightning, TNT, and Kickapoo joyjuice.

The sun was a fierce yellow ball through the haze. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alt.

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