The Thunder and Lightning Series

The Thunder and Lightning Series

by John Varley

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Red Thunder, Red Lightning, and Rolling Thunder—“action-packed, science-packed homages to Heinlein’s best work”—now in one volume (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing).
Enjoy all three novels in Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author John Varley’s Mars saga!
Red Thunder
As Chinese and US spacecraft compete to be the first to land on Mars, a former astronaut, his cousin, and four teens from Florida have a chance to beat them both—thanks to an inventive new power source that can propel them to the Red Planet within three days. No guts, no glory . . .
Red Lightning
Son of one of the first men on Mars, Ray Garcia-Strickland is over the Red Planet and its gravity-dependent tourists. And when an unknown object hits Earth and causes a massive tsunami, he’ll get his own chance at interplanetary adventure . . .
Rolling Thunder
Stationed on one of Jupiter’s moons, Podkayne, a Martian navy lieutenant and daughter of Ray Garcia-Strickland, is finally realizing her dream of being a singer when disaster strikes. Put into a state of suspended animation, she awakens ten years later to face her—and humanity’s—greatest challenge . . .
Praise for the Thunder and Lightning Series
“Superior science fiction.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Fast paced . . . engaging characters.” —Rocky Mountain News
“Much more than a simple adventure story, full of poignant moments and relevant social commentary.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The heart-pounding space race is on . . . in this riveting SF thriller . . . with hilarious, well-drawn characters, extraordinary situations presented plausibly, plus exciting action and adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504063463
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Series: The Thunder and Lightning Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1149
Sales rank: 849,020
File size: 8 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

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