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John Varley


(John Herbert Varley)
USA flag (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.
 
Anthologies edited
Superheroes (1995) (with Ricia Mainhardt)
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Anthologies containing stories by John Varley
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Short stories
Picnic on Nearside (1974)
In the Bowl (1975)
Retrograde Summer (1975)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (1976)Hugo (nominee)
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1976)
The Phantom of Kansas (1976)Hugo (nominee)
Air Raid (1977) (as by Herb Boehm)
Goodbye, Robinson Crusoe (1977)
In the Hall of the Martian Kings [short story] (1977)Hugo (nominee)
Lollipop and the Tar Baby (1977)
The Barbie Murders [short story] (1978)Hugo (nominee)
The Persistence of Vision [short story] (1978)Hugo
Nebula Awards
Options (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Beatnik Bayou (1980)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Blue Champagne [short story] (1981)Hugo (nominee)
The Pusher (1981)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Hugo
The Manhattan Phone Book (Abridged) (1984)
PRESS ENTER [] (1984)Hugo
Nebula Awards
Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo [short story] (1986)
The Unprocessed Word (1986)
Truth, Justice and the Politically Correct Socialist Path (1994)
The Flying Dutchman (1998)


Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1975) : The Barbie Murders: And Other Stories
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1976) : The Barbie Murders: And Other Stories
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1976) : Retrograde Summer
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1977) : Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1977) : The Phantom of Kansas
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1978) : In the Hall of the Martian Kings [short story]
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1979) : The Barbie Murders [short story]
Hugo Best Novella winner (1979) : The Persistence of Vision [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1979) : The Persistence of Vision [short story]
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1980) : Options
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1980) : Titan
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1980) : Options
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1980) : Titan
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1981) : Beatnik Bayou
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1981) : Wizard
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1981) : Beatnik Bayou
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1982) : Blue Champagne [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1982) : The Pusher
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1982) : The Pusher
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1983) : Millennium
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1984) : Millennium
Hugo Best Novella winner (1985) : PRESS ENTER []
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1985) : PRESS ENTER []
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1993) : Steel Beach
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : The Golden Globe
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Red Thunder
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Slow Apocalypse


John Varley recommends
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The Net (1987)
Loren J MacGregor
"MacGregor is a bright new talent."
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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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Callahan's Legacy (1995)
(Callahan, book 7)
Spider Robinson
"Subversive, dangerous, iconoclastic, cantankerous. Puns, palindromes, puzzlers, posers, pranks, and poetry. A three ring circus of ideas - I loved it!"

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