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Blue Champagne

(1986)
(The third book in the Eight Worlds series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Although the promise of Varley's early work has petered out, he retains a remarkable storyteller's voice that supersedes his lack of good stories to tell. The reader is thus drawn into these tales examining the way technology complicates human relationships. From the computer and space flight to future prosthetics, the author asserts, greater options lead both to increased possibilities and to problems. While a few of the selections are affecting, the heavy streak of sentimentality leaves the reader feeling manipulated. Best of the lot are ''The Pusher,'' about one solution to the loneliness of the space traveler; ''Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo,'' featuring a little girl alone on a satellite who has adapted to life with only a computer and a mob of dogs as companions; and the award-winning romantic whodunit ''Press Enter.''

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for John Varley's Blue Champagne

Hardback Editions

February 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blue Champagne
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-913165-09-3 / 978-0-913165-09-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Harvest Books
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1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blue champagne
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-913165-08-5 / 978-0-913165-08-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Harvest
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Paperback Editions

November 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blue Champagne
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-425-09336-0 / 978-0-425-09336-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blue Champagne
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-441-06868-5 / 978-0-441-06868-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Kindle Editions

January 1988 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Champagne
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Ace
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