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Title: The Black Hole Passes Title Record # 50782
Author: John Varley
Date: 1975-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Eight Worlds
Language: English
Synopsis: When a distant star cluster is discovered to be beaming a stream of data to a location outside of the Solar System, a man and woman located in separate satellites in competition to capture and analyze the stream for useful information communicate with each other and fall in love; but they are endangered when a black hole follows a trajectory which passes near their stations.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1978 Dutch Een Zwart Gat Trekt Voorbij
1979Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Le passage du trou noir
1981Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Liebesfahrt zum Schwarzen Loch
1984Translated by Domingo Santos.
Spanish El paso del agujero negro

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
9 1976 Locus Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1975 1975-06-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $1.00 164
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 Ron Walotsky Checkmark
SF Choice 77 1977-00-00 ed. Mike Ashley Quartet Books 0-7043-1300-6 £0.65 vi+
137
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
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 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
Dans le palais des rois martiens 1979-04-13 John Varley Denoël (Présence du Futur #276)     253
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 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
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
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
En el salón de los reyes marcianos 1984-00-00 John Varley Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1ª época) #90) 84-270-0863-5   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
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 Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF 2009-08-00 ed. Mike Ashley Running Press 978-0-7624-3723-8 $13.95 x+
531
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 joeroberts.co.uk Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF 2009-08-00 ed. Mike Ashley Robinson 978-1-84529-891-3 £7.99 x+
531
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 Joe Roberts  
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF 2009-08-00 ed. Mike Ashley Robinson 978-1-84901-254-6 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Joe Roberts  
Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories 2013-04-00 John Varley Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-528-4 $45.00 338
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Vincent Chong Checkmark
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