Blue Champagne by John Varley

By John Varley

A choice of technology fiction tales from "the top author in America" (Tom Clancy)—Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer John Varley.

John Varley's targeted combination of startling know-how and certainly human characters has gained him each significant technology fiction award numerous instances over for either his novels and his brief fiction.

Blue Champagne collects 8 thought-provoking tales from one of many genre's undisputed masters, together with the Hugo Award-winner "The Pusher," and the Hugo and Nebula award-winner "Press Enter."

Show description

Read Online or Download Blue Champagne PDF

Similar short stories books

A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories

A Schoolboy's Diary brings jointly greater than seventy of Robert Walser's unusual and lovely tales, so much by no means earlier than to be had in English. beginning with a chain from Walser's first publication, "Fritz Kocher's Essays," the full school room assignments of a fictional boy who has met a tragically early demise, this feature levels from sketches of uncomprehending editors, overly passionate readers, and dreamy artists to stories of devilish adultery, sexual encounters on a educate, and Walser's provider in global battle I.

Zero and Other Fictions

Huang Fan burst onto Taiwan's literary scene within the Nineteen Eighties, publishing pointed city pics and political satires that captured the interpreting public's realization. After a long time of cutting edge paintings, he's now considered one of Asia's such a lot celebrated authors, the most important to knowing the improvement of Taiwanese literature over the last fifty years.

Sarajevo Marlboro

Miljenko Jergovic’s extraordinary début number of tales, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him extensive acclaim all through Europe. Croatian by means of start, Jergovic ? spent his formative years in Sarajevo and selected to stay there all through many of the warfare.

The Fantasy Hall of Fame

The authorative significant other and follow-up to the acclaimed technological know-how Fiction corridor of popularity  recognizes the significance of myth to fashionable literature, and enshrine the 30 favourite brief tales of all time. selected through renowned poll one of the one thousand pros who make their livings developing America's bestselling desires, those are the undisputed classics: The unforgettable tales that prompted and formed the mind's eye at paintings within the box at the present time.

Additional resources for Blue Champagne

Example text

She had doggedly taken night classes at Georgetown University for two years, leaving the dishes after dinner and always expecting a fight. Her husband loaded them into the dishwasher舒no fight. Finally, when she was ready to leave, she had to start the fight herself. There is a better world, she told him. 舡 he asked. In the end, though, he had helped her find a place to live舒an older house, on a side street off Florida Avenue, with splintery floors that had to be covered with rugs, and walls that needed to be repapered but that she never repapered.

After a few days, she realized that it would be practical to store his things in the attic and use his room for a study, but she couldn舗t touch anything. She continued to take care of the room, but not every day. Sometimes when she felt lonely, she would go in there and look at all his books in the bookcase. Other times, she would clean the house thoroughly at night, with a burst of energy, as if to make ready for his return. One night after she cleaned, she took some bottles of beer to put in the refrigerator, so they would be cool when she came home from work.

Be serious. Tell me one real dream,舡 Michael says. 舡 Michael lets her go and walks into the living room. He looks out the window and sees Carlos舗s car pull up in front of the walk. He goes out and gets into Carlos舗s car. He stares down the street. 舠Don舗t feel like saying hello, I take it,舡 Carlos says. Michael shakes his head. 舡 Michael舗s mood is contagious. Carlos starts the car angrily and roars away, throwing a curse on a boxwood at the edge of the lawn. Wolf Dreams When Cynthia was seventeen she married Ewell W.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 36 votes