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  • IRONTOWN BLUES

    It’s six years after I was included on io9’s list of 12 Unfinished SF Novels We Wish We Could Read, and I am finally at work on IRONTOWN BLUES! I hope to have it finished by the end of the year, and it should see print sometime in 2016. July 11, 2015 Vancouver, WA … Read more » Read more »

  • 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 for sale? Maybe you want to replace ... Read more »

  • Christmas shopping

    Hi everyone! It’s that time of year again. Whatever you call it, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, or just “The Holidays” like we do, it’s a time of giving gifts. And what better gift for your loved ones than a signed and inscribed (if you wish) copy of a John Varley book? Okay, I can think of several, including a Tesla automobile, a house shaped like the Space Shuttle, and a trip on ... Read more »

  • Bullies at Amazon

    You may have heard of the current dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon. I won’t go into the details, which are complicated, but what’s been happening is that Amazon has been playing “hardball,” as they call it. They have unilaterally decided to delay shipment of all Hachette titles, from two to four weeks. Just how much of the total book market Amazon controls varies depending on ... Read more »

  • Dark Lightning complete

    I have completed and sent in my newest novel, Dark Lightning, and it has been accepted by my editor at Penguin House Books. This will be my fourth and (probably) last book in my Heinlein Juvenile tribute series which we are now calling the Thunder and Lightning series. July 19, 2013 Vancouver, WA … Read more » Read more »

  • Slow Apocalypse now in paperback

    My most recent novel, Slow Apocalypse, is now available in paperback. July 19, 2013 Vancouver, WA … Read more » Read more »

  • The 2009 Robert A. Heinlein Award

    Two months ago I was named the co-winner, with my friend Joe Haldeman, of the 2009 Robert A. Heinlein Award for “outstanding body of work in the field of literature.” The people who give the award were a little slow getting everything in the mail, but it all recently arrived: A plaque, a medallion I can wear, and two lapel pins, all with the image of Mr. Heinlein. I’m no ... Read more »

  • IRONTOWN BLUES is #3

    IRONTOWN BLUES by John Varley is #3 on io9’s list of 12 Unfinished SF Novels We Wish We Could Read. October 27, 2009 Hollywood, CA … Read more » Read more »