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John Varley


(John Herbert Varley)
USA flag (b.1947)

aka Herb Boehm

John Varley was born in Texas in 1947. After spending time as a 'confirmed drifter' he settled in Portland, Oregon and became a full-time writer. He has won the Hugo and Nebula awards a number of times, and has also received the prestigious Prix Apollo. His acclaimed novels include Titan, Wizard, Demon (the Gaea trilogy), Millennium and Steel Beach.
 

Awards: Locus (2005), Prometheus (1999), Locus (1987), Nebula (1985)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Eight Worlds
   1. The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)
   2. The Persistence of Vision (1978)
   3. Blue Champagne (1986)
   4. Irontown Blues (2018)
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Gaea
   1. Titan (1979)
   2. Wizard (1980)
   3. Demon (1984)
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Metal Trilogy
   1. Steel Beach (1992)
   2. The Golden Globe (1998)
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Thunder and Lightning
   1. Red Thunder (2003)
   2. Red Lightning (2006)
   3. Rolling Thunder (2008)
   4. Dark Lightning (2014)
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Novels
   Millennium (1983)
   Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo (1991)
   Mammoth (2005)
   Slow Apocalypse (2012)
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Collections
   The Barbie Murders (1980)
     aka Picnic on Nearside
   The John Varley Reader (2004)
   Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe (2013)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Superheroes (1995) (with Ricia Mainhardt)
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John Varley recommends
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Callahan's Con (2003)
(Callahan, book 9)
Spider Robinson
"Spider Robinson is the Tom Robbins of the 21st century."
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Lunar Descent (1991)
(Near-Space, book 3)
Allen Steele
"The best hard SF writer to come along in the last decade."
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The Net (1987)
Loren J MacGregor
"MacGregor is a bright new talent."

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Books containing stories by John Varley
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The Last Dangerous Visions (2024)
(Dangerous Visions, book 3)
edited by
Harlan Ellison
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Black Cat Weekly #43 (2022)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 43)

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Awards
2005 Locus Award for Best Collection : The John Varley Reader
1999 Prometheus Award : The Golden Globe
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection : Blue Champagne
1985 Nebula Award for Best Novella : PRESS ENTER []
1985 Locus Award for Best Novella : PRESS ENTER[]
1985 Hugo Award for Best Novella : PRESS ENTER []
1982 Locus Award for Best Novella : Blue Champagne
1982 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : The Pusher
1981 Locus Award for Best Collection : The Barbie Murders
1980 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel : Titan
1979 Nebula Award for Best Novella : The Persistence of Vision [short story]
1979 Locus Award for Best Novella : The Persistence of Vision
1979 Locus Award for Best Collection : The Persistence of Vision
1979 Hugo Award for Best Novella : The Persistence of Vision [short story]

Award nominations
2014 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe: And Other Stories
2013 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Slow Apocalypse
2009 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Rolling Thunder
2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Mammoth
2004 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Red Thunder
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Golden Globe
1993 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Steel Beach
1993 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Steel Beach
1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Steel Beach
1987 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo
1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Demon
1984 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Millennium
1984 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Millennium
1983 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : Millennium
1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Pusher
1982 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Blue Champagne [short story]
1981 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Beatnik Bayou
1981 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Wizard
1981 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Beatnik Bayou
1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Wizard
1980 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Options
1980 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Options
1980 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Titan
1979 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Titan
1979 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Barbie Murders [short story]
1978 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Air Raid
1978 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Ophiuchi Hotline
1978 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : In the Hall of the Martian Kings
1978 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Equinoctial
1978 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Air Raid
1978 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : In the Hall of the Martian Kings [short story]
1977 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Phantom of Kansas
1977 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
1976 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Retrograde Summer
1976 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : The Barbie Murders
1975 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : The Barbie Murders


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