Title Conflicts Beatnik Bayou Teacher/student relationship goes off the rails The Black Hole Passes Human vs nature, I think Equinoctial It's a symb story but I don't think I have read it The Funhouse Effect A holiday story Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe I don't think I've read this Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance Artistic differences In the Bowl Another holiday story Lollipop and the Tar Baby The problem of making a living + intergenerational conflict Options Gender issues Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Yet another holiday story, in the "lost luggage" subgenre The Phantom of Kansas Murder mystery Picnic On Nearside Yet another holiday story, this time two kids going on a picnic in an unusual location. Retrograde Summer Another holiday story, in which some family issues get worked out.
I hadn't realized how much of the classic 8W stories involve a holiday of one kind or another. A lot of the ones that don't (The Phantom of Kansas, say, feature holiday resorts as a backdrop).
1: BTW, I just noticed this line in the wikipedia article that I am stealing the titles from: "Varley indicated that he might end up tying the two together in the as-yet-unfinished Irontown Blues, presumably the final novel in the Steel Beach trilogy set within the Eight Worlds universe." Suddenly, I am much less interested in Irontown Blues than I was.
"The two" refers to the Anna Louis Bach sequence and the Eight Worlds, which among other things have incompatable technologies. If the 8Wers had tunable deformation fields, they'd use them.