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John Varley (1) (1947–)

Author of Titan

For other authors named John Varley, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Image credit: Credit: Lee Emmett (courtesy of John Varley)

Series

Works by John Varley

Titan (1979) 2,038 copies
Wizard (1980) 1,602 copies
Demon (1984) 1,268 copies
Steel Beach (1992) 1,216 copies
The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977) — Author — 1,168 copies
Millennium (1983) 1,027 copies
Red Thunder (2003) 828 copies
The Persistence of Vision (1978) — Author — 802 copies
The Golden Globe (1998) 725 copies
Red Lightning (2006) 616 copies
Mammoth (2005) 561 copies
The Barbie Murders (1980) 405 copies
Blue Champagne (1986) 394 copies
Rolling Thunder (2008) 316 copies
The John Varley Reader (2004) 284 copies
Slow Apocalypse (2012) 212 copies
Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo/The Star Pit (1966) — Contributor — 159 copies
Dark Lightning (2014) 109 copies
Millennium [1989 film] (1989) — Screenwriter — 43 copies
Nanoware Time/The Persistence of Vision (1991) — Author — 38 copies
Hyvästi, Robinson Crusoe (1983) 30 copies
Démon 1 (1985) 13 copies
The Pusher [short story] (1981) 11 copies
Démon 2 (1984) 10 copies
Mehr Voraussichten (1981) 9 copies
Beatnik Bayou [novelette] (1980) 9 copies
Voraussichten (1981) 7 copies
Noch mehr Voraussichten (1981) 6 copies
Equinoctial 4 copies
Titan / Wizard (1981) 4 copies
Gens de la Lune, T. 1 (1999) 3 copies
Gens de la lune, tome 2 (1999) 3 copies
The Bellman 3 copies
Titã - II 2 copies
Steel Beach, book 1 of 2 (1994) 2 copies
Picnic On Nearside (1955) 2 copies
Titã 1 1 copy
Robot 28-29 1 copy
Wizard, book 1 of 2 (1994) 1 copy

Associated Works

The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 887 copies
Flight or Fright (2018) — Contributor — 444 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection (1990) — Contributor — 280 copies
The 1980 Annual World's Best SF (1980) — Contributor — 271 copies
The 1977 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Contributor — 256 copies
Year's Best SF 9 (2004) — Contributor — 255 copies
The 1985 Annual World's Best SF (1985) — Contributor — 236 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (1985) — Contributor — 218 copies
The 1981 Annual World's Best SF (1981) — Contributor — 215 copies
The 1986 Annual World's Best SF (1986) — Contributor — 215 copies
The 1982 Annual World's Best SF (1982) — Contributor — 211 copies
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Contributor, some editions — 200 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 196 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 (1979) — Contributor — 193 copies
Strange Dreams (1993) — Contributor — 186 copies
Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny (1998) — Contributor — 169 copies
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF (2013) — Contributor — 167 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume Five (1980-1982) (1986) — Contributor — 158 copies
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contributor — 151 copies
Future on Ice (1998) — Contributor — 143 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (1977) — Contributor — 134 copies
Reel Future (1994) — Author — 134 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Contributor — 128 copies
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Good New Stuff: Adventure in SF in the Grand Tradition (1999) — Contributor — 113 copies
Galaxy, Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 112 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 (1981) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 (1978) — Contributor — 108 copies
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF (1979) — Contributor — 105 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #5 (1976) — Contributor — 105 copies
Nebula Winners Thirteen (1980) — Contributor — 104 copies
Orbit 19 (1977) — Contributor — 104 copies
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 (1980) — Contributor — 103 copies
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Contributor; Contributor — 100 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985) — Contributor — 100 copies
Nebula Award Winning Novellas (1994) — Contributor — 98 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #11 (1982) — Contributor — 96 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 22nd Series (1977) — Contributor — 90 copies
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Contributor — 89 copies
Nebula Winners: 12 (1978) — Contributor — 88 copies
Nebula Award Stories 17 (1983) — Contributor — 87 copies
The Reel Stuff (1998) — Contributor — 83 copies
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 (1985) — Contributor — 73 copies
The Best of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (1988) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 (1979) — Contributor — 67 copies
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming (2001) — Contributor — 63 copies
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (1999) — Contributor — 56 copies
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 54 copies
Timegates (1997) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #16 (1987) — Contributor — 50 copies
Clones! (1998) — Contributor — 48 copies
Time Travelers (1989) — Contributor — 47 copies
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (1998) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series (1980) — Contributor — 45 copies
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Contributor — 45 copies
Not the Only Planet: Science Fiction Travel Stories (1998) — Contributor — 44 copies
Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 44 copies
Universe 9 (1979) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 24th Series (1982) — Contributor — 41 copies
Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come (1991) — Contributor — 38 copies
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: Vol. 1, No. 1 [Spring 1977] (1966) — Contributor, some editions; Contributor, some editions — 35 copies
New Voices IV: The Campbell Award Nominees (1981) — Contributor — 35 copies
The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction (2019) — Contributor — 31 copies
Best Science Fiction of the Year: 1, Part One (1978) — Author — 31 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
SF Choice 77 (1977) — Contributor — 27 copies
New Voices III: The Campbell Award Nominees (1980) — Contributor — 27 copies
Ascents of Wonder (1977) — Contributor — 27 copies
Isaac Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction (1978) — Contributor; Contributor — 24 copies
Novel Ideas: Science Fiction (2006) — Contributor — 21 copies
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 20 copies
Best Science Fiction of the Year: 1, Part Two (1978) — Contributor — 19 copies
Orbit 18 (1976) — Contributor — 17 copies
De aarde voorbij... (1988) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Best from Universe (1984) — Contributor — 16 copies
Humanity 2.0 (2016) — Contributor — 15 copies
Tales in Space (1998) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 53. Die Trägheit des Auges. (1979) — Contributor, some editions — 10 copies
Univers 1986 (1986) — Contributor — 9 copies
Wonderen in een oogwenk en andere verhalen (1979) — Contributor — 8 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 15 • August 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 7 copies
Ikarus 2001. Best of Science Fiction. (2001) — Contributor — 7 copies
I Premi Hugo 1976-1983 — Contributor — 3 copies
La ciencia ficción española (2002) — Contributor — 3 copies

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Reviews

(2005)2 researchers who are looking to the find of a mammoth found in the Artic with a man buried with him that is wearing a wrist watch. Turns into a time travel story with a time machine no-one can understand. Pretty good. 1st read by Varley on this list.
 
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derailer | 16 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Two different authors, two different styles...from Delany's lyrical prose about family, belonging, and loneliness at the edge of the galaxy to Varley's straightforward approach to the same themes set much closer to home (and which, I might add, did not end anywhere near the way I assumed it would). Both authors paint a very broad canvas indeed for such short stories, their richly detailed world-building incorporating technical wonders both awe-inspiring and decadent.
 
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NurseBob | 2 other reviews | Jan 20, 2024 |
Read this trilogy some years ago and from notes made at the time - "in parts was OK and I liked some of the characters, and in parts completely unbelievable especially aspects of the women" which applied to the whole trilogy.
 
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kitsune_reader | 25 other reviews | Nov 23, 2023 |
Read this trilogy some years ago and from notes made at the time - "in parts was OK and I liked some of the characters, and in parts completely unbelievable especially aspects of the women" which applied to the whole trilogy.
 
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Samuel R. Delany Contributor
Andrew Varley Photographer
Les Rowley Editor
Allan Clarke Foreword
Todd Cameron Hamilton Cover artist, Contributor
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
Brian M. Thomsen Contributor
William Marden Contributor
Frieda A. Murray Contributor
Roland J. Green Contributor
Steve Antczak Contributor
Josepha Sherman Contributor
B. W. Clough Contributor
Dennis O'Neil Contributor
Richard A. Knaak Contributor
Mike Resnick Contributor
Richard Lee Byers Contributor
Dwight R. Decker Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Contributor
Gerald Hausman Contributor
John DeChancie Contributor
Lawrence Schimel Contributor
Brad Linaweaver Contributor
Paul Kupperberg Contributor
Alan Dean Foster Contributor
Jerry Bingham Contributor
Roger Zelazny Contributor
P. J. Beese Contributor
Thomas Schichtel Translator
Ron Walotsky Cover artist
Michael M. Pfeiffer Cover artist
Freff Illustrator
Tony Russo Cover artist
Rémi Lobry Translator, Traduction
Holly McNeely Cover artist, Jacket design
Vittorio Curtoni Translator
Tim White Cover artist
Chris Foss Cover artist
Wojciech Siudmak Cover artist
Boris Vallejo Jacket artist
Mike Grothaus Translator
Chris Moore Cover artist
Paul Lehr Cover artist
Annemarie Kindt Translator
Tony Westermayr Translator
Jim Burns Cover artist
James Warhola Cover artist
Rose Aichele Translator
Algis Budrys Introduction
Domingo Santos Translator
Erika Fusari Cover designer
Daniio Ducak Cover artist
Barclay Shaw Cover artist
David Plourde Cover artist
Ian McKinnell Cover artist
Judith Lagerman Cover designer
Bruce Jensen Cover artist
Vincent Chong Cover artist
Peter Robert Translator
Klaus Boer Translator

Statistics

Works
82
Also by
108
Members
14,668
Popularity
#1,572
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
238
ISBNs
245
Languages
17

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