Lee and I are hardly sports fans, but there are a few exceptions.
We both love baseball, the true American game. It is played by guys who prefer to keep their cool rather than do the equivalent of a showboat slam dunk on the court, or one of those grotesque little victory dances in the end zone. I hate those guys. Baseball players usually don’t really ...More details »
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 ...More details »
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The story of Oscar Wilde is one of the great tragedies of the Victorian age. He was homosexual (a word never actually uttered in this film, though we hear of “The love that dare not speak its name”) though able to function as a straight man, fathering two sons. He was the greatest wit of the times, endlessly quotable today. He wrote short fiction, the best known being More details »
“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.
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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 ...More details »
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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.More details »
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 ...More details »