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Overwhelming

I came across this while looking for something else, as happens so often on the Internet.

The European Extremely Large Telescope is being built right now in Chile, up where the air is clear and thin. First light should be in a little less than a decade.

Now scroll down about halfway. Off to the ...

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Latest Novel

Dark Lightning

Dark Lightning is the fourth and last in my Thunder and Lightning series.

Cassandra Ann and Pollyanna Sue are 18-year-old identical twins from an illustrious family. Their great-grandparents were among the first people to land on Mars. Their grandparents fought in the wars to keep Mars free. Their mother, Podkayne, is a famous ...

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Latest Movie Review

Seven Samurai

What can you say? It’s simply one of the best films ever made … and I don’t even think it’s Kurosawa’s best. (That would be Ikiru.) But it would be in the top three, along with Ran. I just learned that it is an example of a genre of Japanese films that they call Jidaigeki, which means “period dramas.”

This one takes place in ...

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Latest Collection

Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories

“This stellar collection by John Varley contains eleven provocative, utterly distinctive stories and novellas. None of them are currently available in any other book. Some have been unavailable in any form for twenty-five years or more. The result is a publishing event that no admirer of Varley—or of first-rate imaginative fiction—can afford to miss.

“The ...

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News

Dark Lightning paperback now available

The official publication date for the paperback edition of my newest novel, Dark Lightning, is March 31st. But we have a limited number of author’s copies that just arrived today! For only $15, you can have a signed copy before anyone else in your town.

And while you’re there, why not browse the virtual shelves for the many other signed books ...

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Featured Short Fiction

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

Music and motion — it takes two to tango. Or does it take more?

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Featured Film

A Short Overview of Titan

Here's a very short but quite impressive video made by Jean-Paul Verne, a fly-through of Gaea from my trilogy. M. Verne wants to be involved if a movie ever gets made. Over the years many, many people have written to me wishing these books would be made into a movie. Naturally, I'd like that, too. Let's hope this is not as close as we'll ever get.

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