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Steel Beach

(1992)
(The first book in the Metal Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
The moon colony, Luna, is a virtual paradise where every need is provided for: food, prolonged lifespans, digital memories, and instant sex-changes. But the pointlessness of this easy life is making the inhabitants suicidal--including the central computer that monitors their existence. As humanity teeters on the edge of self-destruction, newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson sets out to find a new frontier.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Praise for this book

"Varley is the best writer in America. This book proves it." - Tom Clancy


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Used availability for John Varley's Steel Beach

Hardback Editions

2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Steel Beach. (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection)
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-7394-8765-5 / 978-0-7394-8765-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Steel Beach
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-399-13759-9 / 978-0-399-13759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Steel Beach
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-00-647726-7 / 978-0-00-647726-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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July 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: Steel Beach
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-586-21735-5 / 978-0-586-21735-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Steel Beach
Author(s): John Varley
ISBN: 0-441-78565-4 / 978-0-441-78565-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 1993 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)
Author(s): John Varley
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon CA