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The John Varley Reader by John Varley
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The John Varley Reader

by John Varley

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John Varley sold his first story, "Picnic on Nearside," in 1974. By 1985 his stories had garnered him three Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, and nine Locus Awards, with a tenth Locus in 1987. This collection includes all of the Hugo and Nebula stories and several of the Locus stories. It's a great place to start if you've heard of Varley but haven't read him yet. Even if you have his other collections, you'll want this one as well, not only for the new material, but for the author's extensive comments that precede each story. ( )
  Moby46 | Nov 17, 2007 |
every story within is different, yet they all contain a wonder, a spark that draws you in and pulls you forward. most exciting to me are the individual introductions lovingly written by the author detailing his life at the time each of the stories were written. ( )
  jennifer_starfall | Aug 23, 2006 |
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From the moment John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his short fiction was like nothing anyone else was writing. His stories won every award the science fiction field had to offer, many times over. His first collection, The Persistence of Vision, published in 1978, was the most important collection of the decade, and changed what fans would come to expect from science fiction.

Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his best stories, many out of print for years. This is the volume no Varley fan-or science fiction reader-can do without.

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