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The Resource Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories, John Varley

Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories, John Varley

Label
Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories
Title
Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
John Varley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bulk of these stories comprise what the author calls a 'Grand Tour of the Solar System,' moving from one thoroughly imagined setting to another with deceptive ease. 'The funhouse effect' is a tale of mystery, intrigue, and illusion that takes place on a mechanized comet moving toward the sun s corona. Retrograde summer is an account of gender reversals and family secrets set against the radically unstable backdrop of Mercury. Bagatelle pits a recurring Varley character--Police Chief Anna-Louise Bach against a living bomb that threatens to devastate Luna's Dresden City. Other stories range from Venus ('In the Bowl') to an underground 'Disneyland' on Pluto ('Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe') to the unexplored reaches of deep space ('The Black Hole Passes')
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1947 August 9-
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Varley, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Comets
  • Secrecy
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
Label
Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories, John Varley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Black hole passes
  • Unprocessed word
  • Manhattan phone book (abridged)
  • Funhouse effect
  • Retrograde summer
  • In the bowl
  • Blue champagne
  • Bagatelle
  • Equinoctial
  • Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe
  • Lollipop and the tar baby
Control code
ocn822227550
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781596065284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F Varley ; XX-FI-SYFY ; BISAC=SCI-FI ; DLG ; C1306BT4.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 822227550
  • (Sirsi) 822227550
  • (OCoLC)822227550
Label
Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories, John Varley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Black hole passes
  • Unprocessed word
  • Manhattan phone book (abridged)
  • Funhouse effect
  • Retrograde summer
  • In the bowl
  • Blue champagne
  • Bagatelle
  • Equinoctial
  • Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe
  • Lollipop and the tar baby
Control code
ocn822227550
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781596065284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F Varley ; XX-FI-SYFY ; BISAC=SCI-FI ; DLG ; C1306BT4.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 822227550
  • (Sirsi) 822227550
  • (OCoLC)822227550

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