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My Favorite Action Scenes

Part One: The Early Years

I’ve been thinking of making this list for a long time, and wondering how long it should be. Top Ten? Not enough. Top Twenty-five? Sounds better. In the end, I just decided to list all the ones I thought were the best. I’m not even going to count them.

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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

Force Majeure

It means, more or less, “Act of God.” Something that couldn’t have been predicted, like an earthquake, a riot, a war, a tsunami … or an avalanche.

There’s this nice Swedish or Norwegian (I wasn’t clear) family on a ski holiday at a very nice resort in France. There is Mama, and Papa, and a little girl about ten and a little boy about seven. The nights are rattled by the booms of ...

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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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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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Featured Short Fiction

The Persistence of Vision

What is the difference between looking and seeing? What senses do we need for each?

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