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Perpetuity Blues (1987) [Short Story]
by Neal Barrett, Jr. Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Maggie's dad disappears on a visit to the 7-11 one evening, and her mother dies, leaving her to live with Aunt Grace (obsessed with espionage) and Uncle Ned (don't ever sit on his lap, girl). Oral Blue, a colourful local, manages to become (became) big in olives, and saves the day.

First published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1987.

Reprinted in:

  • The Yearís Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988)
  • Isaac Asimovís SF-Lite (1993)

Original title: Perpetuity Blues
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Yearís Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection, the (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Orson Scott Card , Octavia E. Butler , Bruce Sterling , Kim Stanley Robinson , Lucius Shepard , Pat Cadigan , Michael F. Flynn , Pat Murphy , Paul J. McAuley , Robert Silverberg , Walter Jon Williams , Howard Waldrop , Gene Wolfe , Karen Joy Fowler , Ian Watson , Michael Bishop , James Patrick Kelly , Kate Wilhelm , Bruce McAllister , Alexander Jablokov , Neal Barrett, Jr. , Michael McDowell , Joseph Manzione , Dean Whitlock , R. García y Robertson
     Isaac Asimovís SF-Lite (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Isaac Asimov , Pat Cadigan , Lawrence Watt-Evans , Avram Davidson , Howard Waldrop , Connie Willis , Esther M. Friesner , Karen Joy Fowler , John M. Ford , R. A. Lafferty , Neal Barrett, Jr. , Eileen Gunn , Don Webb , Terry Bisson , Susan Casper

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