"Skyrider"

Title"Skyrider"
Year for Search1989
AuthorsKing, William [John](b. 1959)
Secondary AuthorsGarnett, David [S.](b. 1947)
Secondary TitleZenith: The Best in New British Science Fiction
Date Published1989
PublisherSphere
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, Scottish author
Annotation

The story is set in a future in which those called the “Workfree” life in enclaves on state pensions, where many succumb to a drug that can cause Parkinson’s. The story focuses on a man who has been rebuilt to meld with aircraft and whose only joy is flying joins the Workfree but is enticed into delivering the drugs. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Thirty Years of Rain. Ed. Elaine Gallagher, Cameron Johnston, and Neil Williamson (Glasgow, Scot.: Taverna Press, 2016), 21-34. 

Holding Institutions

PSt

Author Note

The Scottish author is best-known for his contributions to the long Warhammer series

Full Text

1989 King, William [John] (b. 1959). “Skyrider.” Zenith: The Best in New British Science Fiction. Ed. David S. Garnett (London: Sphere, 1989). Rpt. in Thirty Years of Rain. Ed. Elaine Gallagher, Cameron Johnston, and Neil Williamson (Glasgow, Scot.: Taverna Press, 2016), 21-34. PSt

The story is set in a future in which those called the “Workfree” life in enclaves on state pensions, where many succumb to a drug that can cause Parkinson’s. The story focuses on a man who has been rebuilt to meld with aircraft and whose only joy is flying joins the Workfree but is enticed into delivering the drugs. The Scottish author is best-known for his contributions to the long Warhammer series.