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At the request of many families* I’m uploading here my favorite short story ever. I first came to know it through Donna Haraway’s work. The Persistence of Vision. This is Varley’s first story collection — a multiple award winner. It won the Locus Award and the Prix Apollo for Best Single Author. John Varley. The Persistence of Vision. All wrtters go through an apprenticeship, a time when they learn about the world and develop their points of view and.

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For the first time she looked a little uneasy. She started off for one of the buildings. I quickly fit myself into the routine.

The Persistence of Vision by John Varley

It is a great way to get to know Varley’s writing. And a man-I will call him Baldy-who brought me a plank he and one of the women had been planing in the woodshop. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It was Big Man. They set them on the table, and the diners began feeling them. Call it a jury. The refugees were a tragic group.

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The Persistence of Vision – John Varley

Jul 18, Bernie rated it it was amazing. In a post-apocalyptic near-future, a middle-aged drifter roams from jkhn to commune in the Southwest United States. Most of them left the institutions to live with parents or relatives, or, if neither was possible, received counseling and help in fitting themselves into society. No one ever wore anything I’d call a pair vagley pants. I must have walked most of the way from Chicago to Des Moines.

It involves the creation of a unique society by people with physical disabilities. There was no one to tell them not to do something simply because it was not done. They had made no provision.

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Same for the frogs. When I was working by myself I didn’t have to worry about it: We were all crying. I guess I just need to hear your policy about outsiders. I knew, even at that dim moment of realization, that it was much more than I could grasp.

I had become adept at saying prayers before supper in one place, chanting Hare Krishna at another, and going happily nudist at still another. Sound, to her, was only a minor part of communication. It hadn’t worked var,ey far, but it might someday. You don’t look like you out to rustle cattle.


It concerns the necessity for the commune in the first place. It was something she used to speak to outsiders. You’re not doing your share of the chores. There were ten or twelve of them. Pink noticed where my attention was.

They didn’t even have a word in shorthand that could translate directly persistejce English as sex. Stay out of them. The locals were none too anxious to give rides to city people, who they had heard -were mostly a bunch of hunger-crazed potential mass murderers. Fox, a composer of weather symphonies, is being stalked by a serial killer — of herself.