"Future Perfect"
Short Fiction 1973 8,400 words
  • Some sources say that the novel Future Glitter (1973) was based on this story. Although they share similar themes, there's no basis for concluding one was based on the other.

  • According to the ISFDB, this story may have been commissioned in 1971 for Pournelle's anthology 2020 Vision. Publication was delayed until 1974, however, so many of the authors submitted their stories elsewhere in the meantime.

Included In
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [American] 1976
Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt 2003
Vertex magazine
1973 August Mankind Publishing
quarto Vol 1, No 3 100 pages $1.50

cover art by
Tom Newsom

First appearance

(no illustration images available)

illustrations: 2

artist: unknown

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
2020 Vision anthology
edited by Jerry Pournelle 1974, etc.

An expanded edition of this anthology was published in 1980.