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The Ophiuchi Hotline

(1977)
(The first book in the Eight Worlds series)
A novel by

 
 
"Varley's tight, clean writing, full of wit and good humor, evokes despair, joy, anger, and delight. His Luna is packed with wild inventions, intriguing characters, and stunning scenery."--Publishers Weekly

"It is fast and complex, and it glitters most impressively."--Science Ficiton: The 100 Best Novels

"John Varley is the best writer in America."--Tom Clancy

"This is a novel rich in societies, settings, and technological wizardry. It's a tough-minded, yet a playful book."--Ian Watson

Gollancz's Science Fiction Collector's series, which offers the finest classics of the genre, now presents a thought-provoking and multiple award-nominated novel by acclaimed author John Varley.
After the effortless capture of Earth by vastly superior aliens, humanity is forced to fight for existence on the Moon and other lumps of airless rock. The invention of the
Hotline--a constant stream of data from a star in the constellation Ophiuchus--facilitates survival and enables the development of amazing new technologies.
Then, after 400 years, humanity's unknown helpers send a bill for their services...and suddenly everything is threatened once again.

The Ophiuchi Hotline was John Varley's first novel, and it received nominations for both the Hugo and Nebula awards; he later won both for his book Persistence of Vision.



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Used availability for John Varley's The Ophiuchi Hotline

Hardback Editions

May 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ophiuchi Hotline (Quantum science fiction)
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-283-98443-0 / 978-0-283-98443-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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March 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-8037-6120-1 / 978-0-8037-6120-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press / James Wade
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Paperback Editions

August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-575-07283-0 / 978-0-575-07283-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-586-21734-7 / 978-0-586-21734-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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October 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline (Eight Worlds)
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-441-63484-2 / 978-0-441-63484-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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October 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-425-07192-8 / 978-0-425-07192-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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June 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ophiuchi Hotline (Orbit Books)
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-7088-8020-7 / 978-0-7088-8020-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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March 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-440-15890-7 / 978-0-440-15890-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 1-5226-8895-1 / 978-1-5226-8895-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ophiuchi Hotline (Eight Worlds)
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA