The John Varley Reader: Thirty Years of Short Fiction

The John Varley Reader: Thirty Years of Short Fiction

by John Varley

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A landmark collection from the master of science fiction whose short stories “are quite literally unforgettable” (William Gibson).
These eighteen stories from the acclaimed author of the Gaea Trilogy, The Ophiuchi Hotline, and many other important works span thirty years of his distinguished career. In these pages are Hugo, Nebula, Prix Tour-Apollo, and James Tiptree Jr. Award winners, including “The Persistence of Vision,” “PRESS ENTER [ ],” “The Pusher,” and “The Barbie Murders,” among other outstanding works of speculative short fiction. As a valuable bonus, each story includes an autobiographical introduction by the author.
Praise for John Varley
“John Varley is the best writer in America.” —Tom Clancy
“There are few writers whose work I love more than John Varley’s, purely love.” —Cory Doctorow
“One of science fiction’s most important writers.” —The Washington Post
“Inventive.” —The New York Times
“One of the genre’s most accomplished storytellers.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504063418
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 537
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John Varley is the author of the Gaea Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), the Thunder and Lightning Series (Red Thunder, Red Lightning, Rolling Thunder, and Dark Lightning), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Mammoth, and many more novels. He has won both Nebula and Hugo Awards for his short fiction, and his short story “Air Raid” was adapted into the film Millennium. Varley lives in Vancouver, Washington. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

The John Varley ReaderIntrodcuction

Picnic on Nearside

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

In the Hall of the Martian Kings

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

The Barbie Murders

The Phantom of Kansas

Beatnik Bayou

Air Raid

The Persistence of Vision

Press Enter

The Pusher

Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo


Just Another Perfect Day

In Fading Suns and Dying Moons

The Flying Dutchmen

Good Intentions

The Bellman


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