Varley’s second story collection, originally published as The Barbie Murders and Other Stories in 1980.
Picnic on Nearside won the 1980 Locus Award for Best Single-Author Collection.
The title story, “Picnic on Nearside,” was Varley’s first sale.
- The Funhouse Effect
- The Barbie Murders
- Beatnik Bayou
- Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe
- Lollipop and the Tar Baby
- Picnic on Nearside