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Passengers (1968) [Short Story]
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Set in a future where humans are being "ridden" by "Passengers": aliens randomly taking control of a person for days at a stretch, usually abusing them in humiliating ways. Waking hungover after being "ridden," a man impulsively searches for the woman he spent the past three days with.

First published in Orbit 4, ed. Damon Knight, G.P. Putnamís, 1968. Reprinted in:

  • Nebula Award Stories 5, ed. James Blish, Garden City: Doubleday, 1970
  • Kindred Spirits, ed. Jeffrey M. Elliot, Alyson 1984
  • Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1985)
  • Isaac Asimovís Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction # 8: Monsters, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, NAL Signet 1988
  • The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Tor 1989
  • Foundations of Fear, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor 1992
  • The Ultimate Zombie, ed. Byron Preiss & John Betancourt, Dell 1993
  • Shadows of Fear, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor 1994
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Volume Five: Ringing the Changes, HarperCollins/Voyager 1997

Original title: Passengers
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorMind Control
FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsAlien Invasion & Post-occupation

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Nebula Award Stories 5 (1970) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Harlan Ellison , Samuel R. Delany , Larry Niven , Robert Silverberg , Theodore Sturgeon , Alexei Panshin , Darko Suvin
     Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , Stephen King , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , William Faulkner , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , H. G. Wells , Winston Churchill , Truman Capote , Thomas M. Disch , Barry N. Malzberg , Ramsey Campbell , William F. Nolan , Charles L. Grant , Fritz Leiber , Robert Bloch , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Sheckley , Robert Silverberg , Theodore Sturgeon , Henry Slesar , Joyce Carol Oates , Bill Pronzini , Karl Edward Wagner , Theodore Dreiser , Jack Dann , John Lutz , Evan Hunter , Edward D. Hoch , Arthur Porges , Fredric Brown , Ray Russell , Theodore R. Cogswell , Cornell Woolrich , Robert Phillips , Adobe James , Elizabeth Morton

Edition #1: Passengers

Passengers (1968)
Awards: Nebula: Best Short Story (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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