„"Picnic on Nearside", The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (August 1974), reprinted in Peter Crowther ed. Tales in Space, p. 283“
I’m decrepit, but I ain’t senile.

John Varley1
escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense 1947
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