V.A.O.

TitleV.A.O.
Year for Search2002
AuthorsRyman, Geoff[rey Charles](b. 1951)
Date Published2002
PublisherPS Publishing
Place PublishedHarrogate, Eng.
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author, UK author, US author
Annotation

V. A. O. stands for Victim Activated Ordinance and includes a variety of mechanisms designed to protect people. The focus of this novella is its use to protect the elderly and its misuse both to control them and by some old people to fight back.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003), 339-366 with an editor’s introduction on 339; in Cities. Ed. Peter Crowther (London: Gollancz, 2003), 247-92; and as “VAO.” In his Paradise Tales (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2011), 62-100.

Title Note

The cover title does not have the periods.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (b. 1951) was born in Canada and self-identifies as Canadian even though he has lived most of his life in the U. S. and the U. K.

Full Text

2002 Ryman, Geoff[rey Charles] (b. 1951). V. A. O. [The cover title does not have the periods]. Harrogate, Eng.: PS Publishing. Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003), 339-366 with an editor’s introduction on 339; in Cities. Ed. Peter Crowther (London: Gollancz, 2003), 247-92; and as “VAO.” In his Paradise Tales (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2011), 62-100. PSt

V. A. O. stands for Victim Activated Ordinance and includes a variety of mechanisms designed to protect people. The focus of this novella is its use to protect the elderly and its misuse both to control them and by some old people to fight back. The author was born in Canada and self-identifies as Canadian even though he has lived most of his life in the U. S. and the U. K.