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Varley, John 1947 August 9-

Works: 91 works in 500 publications in 15 languages and 12,300 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Suspense fiction, American  Short stories  Juvenile works  Drama  Science fiction films  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3572.A724, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Varley
Most widely held works by John Varley
Titan by John Varley( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockey, the captain of the ship, Ringmaster, and her crew are captured by Gaea while traveling in the vicinity of Saturn
Wizard by John Varley( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 9 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two pilgrims, one from San Francisco, one from the dark side of the moon, go to the Titan Gaea in hopes of miracles
Steel beach by John Varley( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luna, the colony set up by Earth on the Moon, is an artificial paradise headed for trouble
Red thunder by John Varley( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely group of seven suburban misfits band together to construct a spaceship built out of old tanker cars that they call Red Thunder, determined to beat the Chinese in a race to become the first humans to set foot on Mars
Mammoth by John Varley( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling upon a perfectly frozen woolly mammoth in the northern wilds of Canada, a mammoth hunter is stunned when he also finds the mummified body of a Stone Age man, dating from around 12,000 years ago, wearing a modern-day wristwatch
The Ophiuchi hotline by John Varley( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth has been taken over by bizarre beings, and Man has made a new life on other planets, a strange life made possible by information provided by beings from Ophiuchi
Millennium by John Varley( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bill Smith investigates the collision of two airplanes, he discovers the involvement of a team of time travelers from the future
Demon by John Varley( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to Titan and Wizard
Red lightning by John Varley( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of one of the first explorers of Mars, Ray Garcia-Strickland is tired of the overdevelopment and tourists there, and when Earth is struck by a mysterious object, he is forced to return to Earth to help solve the mystery
The persistence of vision by John Varley( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling thunder by John Varley( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Patricia Kelly Elizabeth Strickland--otherwise known as Podkayne--is a third-generation Martian. Her grandfather, Manny, was one of the first men to set foot on Mars. So Poddy has some planet-sized shoes to fill. That's why she's joined the Music, Arts, and Drama Division of the Martian Navy. Though some may say her voice is a weapon in itself, Poddy passed the audition. And now she's going to Europa, one of Jupiter's many moons, to be an entertainer. But she's about to learn that there's plenty of danger to go around in the Martian Navy, even if you've just signed on to sing
The golden globe by John Varley( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on Sparky Valentine, a con man and space actor with a theater troupe which is touring the solar system. With the aid of an implant he can transform himself to be young or old, fat or thin, man or woman
Slow apocalypse by John Varley( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Varley has won multiple awards for his "imaginative and engaging"* novels. Now the author of Millennium, Steel Beach, and Rolling Thunder speculates how people would survive in a world suddenly stripped of the fuel that makes it run ... Despite wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as 9/11, the United States' dependence on foreign oil has kept the nation tied to the Middle East. A scientist has developed a cure for America's addiction--a slow-acting virus that feeds on petroleum, turning it solid. But he didn't consider that his contagion of an Iraqi oil field could spread to infect the fuel supply of the entire world ... In Los Angeles, screenwriter Dave Marshall heard this scenario from a retired US marine and government insider who acted as a consultant on Dave's last film. It sounded as implausible as many of his scripts, but the reality is much more frightening than anything he could have envisioned. An ordinary guy armed with extraordinary information, Dave hopes his survivor's instinct will kick in so he can protect his wife and daughter from the coming apocalypse that will alter the future of Earth--and humanity ... *San Francisco Chronicle"--
Dark lightning by John Varley( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a voyage to New Earth, the starship Rolling Thunder is powered by an energy no one understands except for its eccentric inventor, Jubal Broussard. Like many of the ship's inhabitants, Jubal rests in a state of suspended animation for years at a time, asleep yet never aging. The moments when Jubal emerges from suspended animation are usually a cause for celebration for his family, including his twin daughters-Cassie and Polly-and their uncle who is captain of the Rolling Thunder. But this time, Jubal makes a shocking announcement: The ship must stop, or everyone will die. These words from the mission's founder, the man responsible for the very existence of the Rolling Thunder, will send shock waves throughout the starship-and divide its passengers into those who believe and those who doubt. And it will be up to Cassie and Polly to stop a mutiny, discover the truth, and usher the ship into a new age of exploration"--
Blue champagne by John Varley( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Varley reader : thirty years of short fiction by John Varley( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The John Varley Reader gathers John Varley's best stories, many out of print for years. This is the volume no Varley fan - or science fiction reader - can do without."--Jacket
The Barbie murders by John Varley( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author who "has the imagination of six ordinary science fiction writers" (George R.R. Martin)--John Varley. Picnic on Nearside includes nine astonishing stories from an author whose imagination has changed the genre and the way that people envision the future
Superheroes( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1978 annual world's best SF by Donald A Wollheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe : and other stories by John Varley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories and novellas
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.16 for Mammoth / ... to 1.00 for Science Fi ...)

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Alternative Names
John Varley amerikansk författare

John Varley amerikansk skribent

John Varley amerykański pisarz science fiction

John Varley auteur de nouvelles et de romans de science-fiction

John Varley Escriptor estatunidenc de ciència ficció

John Varley escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense

John Varley schrijver

John Varley scrittore e autore di fantascienza statunitense

John Varley US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Varley J. 1947-

Varley, John 1947 Aug. 9-

Varley, John Herbert 1947-

Джон Варли

Джон Варлі

ורלי, ג'ון, 1947-

발리, 존 1947-

ヴァーリィ, ジョン

ヴァーリイ, ジョン



English (256)

French (39)

Spanish (29)

Polish (11)

Italian (10)

Japanese (8)

German (6)

Danish (6)

Croatian (6)

Dutch (5)

Czech (4)

Hebrew (3)

Swedish (1)

Russian (1)

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