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Title: The Persistence of Vision Title Record # 41070
Author: John Varley
Date: 1978-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
Synopsis: In 1990s buffeted with crises, the narrator lacking a meaning of life finds a happy community of deaf-blinds.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1978 Dutch Uitzicht, Inzicht
1979Translated by Rose Aichele
German Die Trägheit des Auges
1979Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Les yeux de la nuit
1980Translated by Domingo Santos; first published in Nueva Dimensión 127.
Spanish La persistencia de la visión

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Retrograde Zomer 1978-00-00 John Varley Meulenhoff (M=SF #138) 90-290-0569-6   317
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1978 1978-03-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $1.25 164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1978-07-00 John Varley The Dial Press/James Wade / SFBC 3441 $3.50 xiv+
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1978-07-00 John Varley The Dial Press/James Wade (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-8037-6866-4 $9.95 xv+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
In the Hall of the Martian Kings 1978-09-00 John Varley Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98504-6 £5.50 xvii+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Hall of the Martian Kings 1978-10-00 John Varley Orbit / Futura (Quantum Science Fiction) 0-7088-8036-3 £1.10 xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
Die Trägheit des Auges 1979-00-00 ed. Manfred Kluge Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3659) 3-453-30574-4 DM 3.80 144
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jörg Remé Checkmark
Persistance de la vision 1979-04-17 John Varley Denoël (Présence du Futur #277)     254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF 1979-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #337) 0-87997-459-1 / UE1459 $2.25 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF 1979-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-459-1 / UE1459 C$2.25 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection 1979-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois E. P. Dutton 0-525-06497-4 $9.95 xxi+
234
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1979-08-00 John Varley Dell (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-440-17311-6 $2.25 xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1979-08-00 John Varley Dell (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-440-17311-6 C$2.25 xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 1979-09-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28084-9 $2.25 viii+
328
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 1979-09-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28084-9 C$2.75 viii+
328
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
De Beste SF-Verhalen van het Jaar 1980-00-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02111-4   251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Nico Keulers Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection 1980-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Dell 0-440-11232-X $2.25 412
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth John Melo Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fourteen 1980-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Harper & Row 0-06-013382-1 $11.95 xi+
259
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robin Malkin Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection 1980-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Dell 0-440-11232-X C$2.50 412
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth John Melo Checkmark
Quantum Special 2 1981-03-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Quantum Special #2) 0-283-98585-2 £8.95 414+
xvii+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fourteen 1981-04-00 ed. Frederik Pohl W. H. Allen 0-491-02754-0 £6.95 xi+
259
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Voraussichten 1981-05-00 John Varley Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23381) 3-442-23381-X DM 4.80 126
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jürgen F. Rogner Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fourteen 1982-03-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Star 0-352-31047-2 £1.75 xi+
259
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fourteen 1982-07-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Bantam Books 0-553-20931-0 $2.95 x+
221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Gary LaSasso Checkmark
Cults! 1983-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Beaufort Books 0-8253-0159-9 $16.95 358
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
La persistencia de la visión 1984-00-00 John Varley Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1ª época) #88) 84-270-0848-1   173
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Salinas Blanch  
The Persistence of Vision 1984-11-00 John Varley Berkley Books 0-425-07300-9 $2.95 xv+
288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll James Warhola Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Eight 1984-12-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books 0-87997-984-4 $2.95 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Oliviero Berni  
The Hugo Winners: Volume 4 1985-04-12 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-18934-6 $18.95 xiv+
561
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kiyoshi Kanai Checkmark
La persistencia de la visión 1986-00-00 John Varley Orbis (Biblioteca de Ciencia Ficción #26) 84-7634-306-X   256
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Hugo Winners, Volume 4: 1976-1979 1986-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 05647 $6.98 xiii+
495
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kiyoshi Kanai Checkmark
The Dark Void 1987-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Severn House 0-7278-1424-9 £9.95 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1988-04-00 John Varley Ace Books 0-441-66221-8 $3.95 xv+
288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll James Warhola Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1989-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-312-93184-0 $19.95 593
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Doug Fornuff Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1989-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-312-93175-1 $14.95 593
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Doug Fornuff Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1990-11-00 ed. Ben Bova Robert Hale 0-7090-4258-2 £15.95 573
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Helen Hale  
Nanoware Time / The Persistence of Vision 1991-01-00 ed. John Varley, Ian Watson Tor (Tor Double #29) 0-812-55940-1 $3.95 188
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Ron Walotsky Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Fantastic Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1970s 1992-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-88184-795-X $9.95 535
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Roy Virgo Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Fantastic Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1970s 1992-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-85487-112-9 £5.99 535
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Roy Virgo Checkmark
Nebula Award-Winning Novellas 1994-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-590-X $8.95 xiii+
590
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Digital Art Checkmark
Nebula Award-Winning Novellas 1996-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0296-9   xiii+
590
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Ikarus 2001 2001-00-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #6370) 3-453-17984-6 €8.00 782
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Boris Vallejo Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8 $15.95 xiii+
512+
[2]
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7872-4 A$32.95 xiii+
559+
[2]
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
The John Varley Reader 2004-09-00 John Varley Ace Books 0-441-01195-0 $16.00 ix+
532
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer Checkmark
The John Varley Reader 2004-10-00 John Varley Ace Books / SFBC 0-7394-4671-1 $12.99 532
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2005-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7873-2 A$19.95 xvi+
677
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy date unknown ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8 $15.95 xiii+
514
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Michael Whelan Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Eight date unknown ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books 0-87997-984-4 / UE1984 $2.95 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Oliviero Berni  
The John Varley Reader date unknown John Varley Ace Books 978-1-4406-2512-1 $20.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer  
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Eight date unknown ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books 0-87997-984-4 / UE1984 $2.95 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
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