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)

Lunar Disneyland - underground playground

The Phantom of Kansas (1976)

Memory Recording

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)


Steel Beach (1992)

No Human Programmers

Millenium (1983)


The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)


The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Padloid - National Enquirer on your tablet PC

Steel Beach (1992)

People-Sorter - catalog them quickly

Millenium (1983)

Pork Tree - long and lean

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)

Post Office - special package delivery

Millenium (1983)

Readout Skin - Gutenberg gets tattoos

Steel Beach (1992)

Revitalizer Console. - perk up your bloodstream

Millenium (1983)

Robot Handlers

The Golden Globe (1998)


Millenium (1983)


Millenium (1983)

Skull Alarm

Millenium (1983)

Speedcap - late? Go ballistic!

Millenium (1983)

Stopper Bubble - twisted superstrings

Red Lightning (2006)


The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)


In the Bowl (1976)

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