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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Published September 15th by Ace first published January But for anyone who has even a passing interest in science fiction, Varley’s work is not to be missed.

Every single one of these is excellent, and they range in tone from humorous to chilling. It surprises me that I haven’t encountered more Varley before now. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

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. Any short story collection is going to have favorites and also rans.

Blue Champagne

The one with the sidekick is not Anna-Louise chxmpagne Megan Galloway and the Golgen Gypsy is not electrical it operates through force fields that interact with specific molecules according to a very complex math. 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 book, who no longer exist.


Preview — Blue Champagne by John Varley. Jul 03, Jerico rated it really liked it. 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.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This one has some very unpleasant news. Please note this review is for the novella Blue Champagnenot the collection.

They are a bit dated at this time, but the writing is strong and the stroytelling is great and the champagnf is wonderful. Not as good as the Persistence of Vision collection, but still definitely love the whole Eight Worlds background: Get to Know Us. Locus Award for Best Collection Check out ALL his short stories.

I loved this short story collection.

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The genius of John Varley, more than three and a half decades ago I was overwhelmed by a Spanish translation of “The Persistence of Vision” a collection of short stories and a novella that were way ahead of those times, and still are.

I simply get drawn in and accept the universes he creates, hook, line and sinker. The sidekick one of the blie parts of the story, it is essentially a torso wrap which stimulates the body electrically. One person found this helpful.

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Remarkably frank and novel takes on a few recurring themes in science fiction, and a highly readable narrative style. His early stuff, especially, is so far-out and inventive. Open Preview See a Problem? Won the Hugo, Nebula and other awards.


Showing of 12 reviews. Blue Champagne does not fall short of the aforementioned collection’s greatness, and the pace gathers up relentlessly from “The Pusher” which is a lovely story about space time travel duration, next comes some space opera in the title story sharing a couple of characters with the following “Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo” and its shelties pups.

Blue Champagne collects eight thought-provoking s A collection of science fiction stories from “the best writer in America” Tom Clancy —Hugo and Nebula award-winning author John Varley. A collection of short stories. One of the best science fiction chamagne story anthologies I’ve read in a long time. Jul 08, Michael Nalbone rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Ophiuchi Hotline Eight Worlds.

Blue Champagne – John Varley

First story is “The Pusher”, which was a hugo winner for short story the year it was released so this was a re-read for me. Dec 15, Marley rated it really liked it. The Boy on the Bridge.