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Groundhog Day

On Tuesday I got out of my car at the Vancouver Clinic and saw my shadow!

I won’t say I recoiled in surprise at the appearance of this apparition, but I did briefly wish I could get Wendy Darling to sew the elusive two-dimensional wraith to my shoes, like she did for Peter Pan. It had been quite some while since I had seen the damn thing.

Of course, here in the Pacific ...

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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

Ed Wood

Tim Burton is an uneven director, in my opinion. I’ve liked about half of his movies, the other half, not so much. This is one of the good ones. It’s a surprisingly affectionate portrait of possibly the worst director ever to shout “Action” who ever worked in Hollywood. (My personal favorite bad director is the great Doris Wishman, who helmed Nude on the Moon and ...

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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

Most Important Books

Along with my upcoming reprint editions from Open Road, they are running a feature asking SF writers what the most important book or books in their lives was. One is from our friend Joe Haldeman. The rest I don’t know well. Interesting choices, all of them. The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors You Love Recommend Their Favorite ...

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Featured Short Fiction

Beatnik Bayou

It is said that if you really want to learn something, you should teach it.

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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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