John Varley:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
John Herbert Varley (b. 1947) is an American sf writer. He went to MSU on a National Merit Scholarship, started out in physics, switched to English and then dropped out at 20. After trying panhandling, he decided that writing might be better. He has collected three Hugos and two Nebula Awards.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Aggressive-Response Service

The Golden Globe (1998)

Antiholo Generator

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Big Computer - wide-screen Jehovah

Millenium (1983)

Centrifuge Room

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Cerebral Microprocessors

Millenium (1983)

D-9 Motherspinner - that's a big spider

The Golden Globe (1998)

Direct Interface - cut NaturallySpeaking out of the loop

Steel Beach (1992)

Display-Induced Epileptic Seizure - you looked, you looked

Press Enter (1984)

Environmental Happening

The Phantom of Kansas (1976)

Generate New Phone Number

Press Enter (1984)

Genoprinter

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Ghostsmoke

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Gnome - built into life support

Millenium (1983)

Gravity Train

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Handwriter - tattoo as output device

Steel Beach (1992)

Holomist

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Hoverlimo - hovercraft for hire

Steel Beach (1992)

Interactive Suicide Note

Press Enter (1984)

Life Bank

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Lunar Disneyland - underground playground

The Phantom of Kansas (1976)

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