Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Varley's "The Pusher" (short story, time dilation): This pedophile is no pedophile

Ian Haise, a spaceman, appears to be behaving like a pedophile - trapping a little girl in a children's playground. Towards the end we will learn his true intentions are honorable enough & that he's no monster; he's only looking for ...

See also.

  1. James Blish's "Common Time": While the plot is totally different, this is the only other story I've read that is primarily about the weird behavior of time as travel speed increases sufficiently.

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, October 1981.
Rating: A.
Winner of Hugo Award 1982 in short story category.
Nominated for Nebula Award 1981 in short story category.
Related: Stories of John Varley.


johnmckenzie said...
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Gwenny said...

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Tinkoo said...

Thanks Gwenny. This keeps happening regularly; I normally delete such stuff without trace when I notice it.

bloggeratf said...

Weird, you have word verification set up. That usually turns away only but the most dedicated spammers.

Tinkoo said...

bloggeratf: Yes, but I still get it every few days.