"The Barbie Murders"

Title"The Barbie Murders"
Year for Search1978
AuthorsVarley, John [Herbert](b. 1947)
Secondary TitleIsaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
Volume / Edition2.1
Pagination14-44
Date PublishedJanuary-February 1978
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia set in a Barbie commune in which all are women and all look alike.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1979), 1-34; in his The Barbie Murders (New York: Berkley, 1980), 52-81; U. K. ed. (London: Futura, 1983), 52-81; book reissued as Picnic on Nearside (New York: Berkley, 1984), 52-81; and in Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come. Ed. Cynthia Manson and Charles Ardai (New York: Donald I. Fine, 1992), 165-91.

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1947)

Full Text

1978 Varley, John [Herbert] (b. 1947). “The Barbie Murders.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 2.1 (January-February 1978): 14-44. Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1979), 1-34; in his The Barbie Murders (New York: Berkley, 1980), 52-81; U. K. ed. (London: Futura, 1983), 52-81; book reissued as Picnic on Nearside (New York: Berkley, 1984), 52-81; and in Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come. Ed. Cynthia Manson and Charles Ardai (New York: Donald I. Fine, 1992), 165-91. MoU-St, PSt

Authoritarian dystopia set in a Barbie commune in which all are women and all look alike.