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Bring a Song

Once again: The Internet is amazing. Yes, I know it is claimed that 40-60% of it is porn, and it also contains some of the vilest lies and garbage data people have ever come up with. But it is also the most incredible repository of really good information and art the human race has ever seen. Case in point:

I always have a song playing in my head. Always, ...

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Latest Novel

Irontown Blues

A new noir science fiction novel from a master of science fiction set in the Eight Worlds series about a detective on the hunt for biohackers who have created a dangerous new disease.

Christopher Bach was a policeman in one of the largest Lunar cities when the A.I. Lunar Central Computer had a breakdown, known as the Big Glitch, but it turned out to be a larger war than ...

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Latest Movie Review

The Greatest Showman

I love musicals. Hugh Jackman is a terrifically talented singer and dancer. (I hope he’s making a damn fortune from that Wolverine nonsense.) P.T. Barnum is a great subject for a musical. The production design is outstanding. The singing and dancing from the rest of the cast is fine. The music is rousing. So I kept asking myself, why am I not having a better time?

I think it was ...

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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

IRONTOWN BLUES HARDBACK

Some good news for Varley readers who were looking forward to a hardback IRONTOWN BLUES on your bookshelf. My agent, Christine Cohen, is working on getting a limited edition hardback. The best news: The hardback is going to be a “writer’s cut,” which means it’s going to have scenes that I was forced to cut. Let me know if you want a hardback on your bookshelf ...

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Featured Short Fiction

The Phantom of Kansas

Art can take many forms, some more obvious than others…

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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 Video

Accidental Hippies

Sometime not long after my high school graduation I was studying at Michigan State University when my long-time girlfriend dumped me. I entered such a state of depression that I could not continue in college. So I dropped out and decided to hit the road with Chris Kingsley, my best friend in the world. Chris had much more experience of life on the road than I did, had actually hitched to ...

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