Talk:John Varley (author)

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Dang--I forgot to sign the edit and provide a summary. Here it is, if someone can add it:

Added discussion of the Heinleiner's in two of Varley's novels, and the convict society in one of them. adamsj--not a user

Mr Varley... From a devout fan in Burlington Ct... 1st story of yours I read was ¤ press enter... I was in my 50s, ex military & dabblre in Electronics , music stuff,experi mental..Well, I read p/e & had to change my pants.(oh, lord !)...

  Ihave read your Story 5..6..8 times & dis cover a new (to me) twist.. Subletly.or "Vision !"
  Persisstance of Vision was just so.. Damed Beautiful & " Where we are Are Going & @ 77 I probally will miss it"... Just a short note... So glad I found You
          John H. Dickson
          P.o. box 163 
          Burlington, Ct. 

E-mail. finnlapp@

       Thank You, John.Fervent Fan.. John h. dickson (talk) 06:39, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Story != Collection[edit]

What's the deal with this item in the short story collections section?:

"Overdrawn At The Memory Bank (Short Story) (1976)"

Even if it's some separate chapbook it wouldn't seem to be a collection and should be removed if that's the case. It's collected in The Peristence of Vision, anyway.

Also, I disambiguated a bum link as mentioned in the article's changelog but I probably did it wrong - if someone could do it the Wiki Way, that'd be great.

-- Oh yeah - and if the Gaea trilogy is separated out in the book list, so probably should the Red Rolling Thunder Lightning books. `Course, arguably the future history novels should be, too, but those are looser.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:55, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Original Research query[edit]

I removed a query re original research from the assertion that Varley is "noteworthy for the frequent prominence of female characters", and rewrote the sentence to make the point clearer. Clute's _Dictionary Of Science Fiction_ makes the point at some length, and I'm sure a search of reviews and zines in the 80s literature will find plenty of similar assertions. MarkBernstein (talk) 22:06, 21 June 2009 (UTC)