Thursday, August 11, 2011

John Varley's "Just Another Perfect Day" (short story, amnesia, free): Living many 1-day-long lives

Best part of this story is ... call it style? I was hooked from the start. Otherwise a rehash of old ideas.

"Martians" in the story were a bit of distraction & just lengthened the story without adding to it.

Story summary.

A man wakes up in a room with two doors & no windows, & neither door will open. He'll find a letter, & we begin learning about his circumstances...

See also.

  1. John R Pierce's "Invariant": Another story where a man keeps winding down to his mental state as of a specific time.

Fact sheet.

First published: Rod Sterling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, June 1989.
Download full text from Lightspeed. [via QuasarDragon]
Rating: B. 
Related: Stories of John Varley.