This is Varley's first story collection - a multiple award winner. It won the Locus Award and the Prix Apollo for Best Single Author Collection. The title story also won a Locus Award and a Hugo and a Nebula. Five other stories were near awards. PBS turned "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" into a 3-(out of 10)-Star, made-for-TV movie starring Raul Julia. And "Air Raid" grew into Millennium: novel, screenplay, movie.



Introduction by Algis Budrys

The Phantom of Kansas

Air Raid

Retrograde Summer

The Black Hole Passes

In the Hall of the Martian Kings

In the Bowl

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

The Persistence of Vision


Borderlands Mysterious Galaxy Other Change of Hobbit Powell’s Wrigley-Cross