Blue Champagne [John Varley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Read “Blue Champagne” by John Varley with Rakuten Kobo. A collection of science fiction stories from “the best writer in America” (Tom Clancy)—Hugo and . John Varley’s most endearing quality as a writer is perhaps his humanism. The author’s stories always keeping an eye to the manner in which.

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Blue Champagne by John Varley

Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Everything but the Squeal. Now the station’s orbit is deteriorating and it cbampagne be destroyed, and the girl can’t be rescued. Others, like “Options” possibly my favorite concern gender and again how humans relate to each other. A collection of short stories. El pusher y Pulse Enter. I’m only awaiting orders, she told varleu.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s a testament to Varley’s skill that I usually dislike short stories, but thoroughly enjoyed this collection. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Ratings and Reviews 0 3 star ratings 0 reviews. A low-g aquapark for the rich, amongst its inhabitants are a Baywatch -esque crew of lifeguards preying on the famous and beautiful who vacation there. This guy has such solid world creation skills that there is never an instant that I have to deliberately accept “willful suspension of disbelief”.


I’m actually glad I’ve run across it now instead of back then as I think I’ve enjoyed it more. It was definitely a good read–a nice collection of short stories. Not as good as the Persistence of Vision collection, but still definitely love the whole Eight Worlds background: The other stories are very strong and interesting.

The only truly insignificant story here is “The Manhattan Phone Book Abridged “, which is a compilation of very short vignettes of representative people from that champgane, who no longer exist. He has some jlhn angles on gender.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is a collection of short stories covering the very late 70s and early 80s. The rest of the stories are what I call average; quite readable and enjoyable, but not ones that will make you sit up and take notice or remember for very long. Don’t have a Kindle? Grab your copy today. I met the author at a not well attended book signing at a local B. Blue Champagne is deals with the lengths people will go to acquire a solution to seve some prime Varley and just a little bit of filler.

I think Varley really nails the balance that makes good SF work.

Much better story than I recalled: The review must be at least 50 characters long. Open Preview See a Problem?

I read Steel Beach years ago, and I’d read one of the stories in this anthology “Press Enter” previously, but champange sought anything else out. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Like most short story collections, this is something of a mixed bag.


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I’m brimming with information, as any varlet recruit should be, but I will offer it only when asked, and then I will pour it forth until asked to stop. It knocked me out. They are a bit dated at this time, but the writing is strong and the stroytelling is great and the world-building is wonderful.

John Varley was born in Austin, Texas. These were really good. The Paper Menagerie cha,pagne Other Stories. I just borrowed this from a friend.

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Some of the stories I can’t read without them bringing tears to my eyes. Set in the same universe as The Ophiuchi Hotline, this is a truly stunning collection of short stories. It’s a superb classic that’s earned its place. Remarkably frank and novel takes on a few recurring themes in science fiction, and a highly readable narrative style.

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Over all, I recommend it. And he has a knack for the occasional visceral detail without being lurid for luridness’s sake. Some, like “Blue Champagne,” are about humans relating to each other. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Ophiuchi Hotline Jon Worlds.