"The Chance"

Title"The Chance"
Year for Search1979
AuthorsCarey, Peter(b. 1943)
Secondary TitleWar Crimes
Pagination73-121
Date Published1979
PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
Place PublishedSt. Lucia, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia based on the ability to participate in a genetic lottery (the Chance) in which body types can be changed. The Chance is run by aliens who have arrived on Earth as merchants. Conflicts develop between those opting for beauty, those choosing not to change, and those who opt for ugliness.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Collected Stories (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1994), 261-96; U. K. ed. (London: Faber & Faber, 1995), 191-96; in Centaurus: The Best Australian Science Fiction. Ed. David G. Hartwell and Damien Broderick (New York: Tor, 1999), 495-525; and in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 239-68

Holding Institutions

A, M, VUW

Author Note

Australian author (b. 1943).

Full Text

1979 Carey, Peter (b. 1943). “The Chance.” In his War Crimes (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1979), 73-121. Rpt. in his Collected Stories (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1994), 261-96; U. K. ed. (London: Faber & Faber, 1995), 191-96; in Centaurus: The Best Australian Science Fiction. Ed. David G. Hartwell and Damien Broderick (New York: Tor, 1999), 495-525; and in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 239-68. A, M, VUW

Dystopia based on the ability to participate in a genetic lottery (the Chance) in which body types can be changed. The Chance is run by aliens who have arrived on Earth as merchants. Conflicts develop between those opting for beauty, those choosing not to change, and those who opt for ugliness. Australian author.