Irontown Blues

Irontown Blues

From a master of science fiction comes a brand-new noir novel set in the Eight Worlds universe, where a detective hunts for the biohackers who have created a dangerous new disease. Christopher Bach was a policeman in one of the largest Lunar cities when the A.I. Lunar Central Computer had a breakdown. Known as the Big Glitch, the problem turned out to be a larger war th From a master of science fiction comes a brand-new noir novel set in the Eight Worlds universe, where a detective h...

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Title:Irontown Blues
Author:John Varley
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Irontown Blues Reviews

  • Daniel
    Jul 18, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

  • Elizabeth Wallace
    Oct 28, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...

    Although it's technically "#4" you really don't need to read golden globe. You DOOOOO NEED to read steel beach beforehand as there's a LOT that stems directly from the last part of that book and will confuse/ruin both books for you if you don't read in order. The short of is: Varle...

    I wanted to like it, I really did, but in the end I was a little disappointed. See https://pixelatedgeek.com/2018/10/rev... for the full review. (I've been a John Varley fan for years, and I just feel this book was rushed. A tighter edit, dropping the "translator" character, and nixing...

  • Ian
    Oct 18, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

  • John
    Sep 29, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...

    Although it's technically "#4" you really don't need to read golden globe. You DOOOOO NEED to read steel beach beforehand as there's a LOT that stems directly from the last part of that book and will confuse/ruin both books for you if you don't read in order. The short of is: Varle...

    I wanted to like it, I really did, but in the end I was a little disappointed. See https://pixelatedgeek.com/2018/10/rev... for the full review. (I've been a John Varley fan for years, and I just feel this book was rushed. A tighter edit, dropping the "translator" character, and nixing...

    Great to revisit the Eight Worlds Varley?s voice, vision, and humor remain unique. My enjoyment of this outing was greatly increased by familiarity with earlier works in this universe, back to The Ophiuchi Hotline in 1977. Still wildly inventive and even optimistic. Read all of Va...

    It's nice entry in Varley's Eight Worlds universe, but, not unlike Chris Bach's retro-noir detective character, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing here. There's nothing wrong with this book -- it's an easy read and I liked getting inside the head of Sherlock the do...

  • Trike
    Nov 25, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

  • Laura Hill
    May 14, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

  • Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
    Aug 27, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

  • Penny Noble
    Aug 20, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

  • Andreas
    Sep 11, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

  • Lyn
    Aug 23, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Aug 26, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

  • Chuk
    Oct 03, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

  • Fred
    Sep 02, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

  • Metaphorosis
    Sep 09, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

  • Mark
    Jul 12, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

  • Edwin Howard
    Jun 13, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

  • Greg D'Agostino
    Sep 12, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

  • Xavi
    Sep 25, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

  • Henry Lazarus
    Nov 15, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

  • Zach Glickson
    Nov 05, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...

    Although it's technically "#4" you really don't need to read golden globe. You DOOOOO NEED to read steel beach beforehand as there's a LOT that stems directly from the last part of that book and will confuse/ruin both books for you if you don't read in order. The short of is: Varle...

  • Mitchell
    Oct 26, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

  • astaliegurec
    Oct 11, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

  • Gary
    Aug 23, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

  • John Purvis
    Jul 30, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

  • Andria Potter
    Aug 09, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

  • Lowell
    Jun 04, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

  • Raymond Bailey
    Sep 27, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...

    Although it's technically "#4" you really don't need to read golden globe. You DOOOOO NEED to read steel beach beforehand as there's a LOT that stems directly from the last part of that book and will confuse/ruin both books for you if you don't read in order. The short of is: Varle...

    I wanted to like it, I really did, but in the end I was a little disappointed. See https://pixelatedgeek.com/2018/10/rev... for the full review. (I've been a John Varley fan for years, and I just feel this book was rushed. A tighter edit, dropping the "translator" character, and nixing...

    Great to revisit the Eight Worlds Varley?s voice, vision, and humor remain unique. My enjoyment of this outing was greatly increased by familiarity with earlier works in this universe, back to The Ophiuchi Hotline in 1977. Still wildly inventive and even optimistic. Read all of Va...

    It's nice entry in Varley's Eight Worlds universe, but, not unlike Chris Bach's retro-noir detective character, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing here. There's nothing wrong with this book -- it's an easy read and I liked getting inside the head of Sherlock the do...

    Once again Varley delivers the goods as the modern-day Heinlein. A great wrapup to the tales of the eight worlds saga. As soon as I got the first whiff of Sherlock my Heinlein nose went to Eunice (I Will Fear No Evil). Every pungent detail of the story is redolent with the smell of hum...

  • Wendy Bailey
    Sep 19, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...

    Although it's technically "#4" you really don't need to read golden globe. You DOOOOO NEED to read steel beach beforehand as there's a LOT that stems directly from the last part of that book and will confuse/ruin both books for you if you don't read in order. The short of is: Varle...

    I wanted to like it, I really did, but in the end I was a little disappointed. See https://pixelatedgeek.com/2018/10/rev... for the full review. (I've been a John Varley fan for years, and I just feel this book was rushed. A tighter edit, dropping the "translator" character, and nixing...

    Great to revisit the Eight Worlds Varley?s voice, vision, and humor remain unique. My enjoyment of this outing was greatly increased by familiarity with earlier works in this universe, back to The Ophiuchi Hotline in 1977. Still wildly inventive and even optimistic. Read all of Va...

  • Groucho42
    Nov 26, 2018

    Four big stars, two thumbs way up, two snaps, a circle and a bag of chips. Great SF from one of the best writers this side of Alpha Centauri. John Varley, Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Gaean trilogy, first introduced readers to his Eight Worlds universe in 1977?s ...

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/24/i... In John Varley?s Eight Worlds novels, alien invaders have treated the humans of Earth much like the Europeans treated the First Peoples of North America ? after killing most of them off, humankind was allowed to remai...

    Thank you to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Irontown Blues by John Varley, which will publish August 28, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. Writing: 4 Characters: 4 Plot: 4 A nice fast-paced, action-oriented, noir-mystery in a futuristic settin...

    Que rabia... tanto tiempo esperando esta novela y no me ha acabado de convencer. Tiene las cosas buenas de los ocho mundos, pero también algunos de los tics de las últimas obras de Varley. https://dreamsofelvex.blogspot.com/20... ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Christopher Bach was a cop in one of the largest Lunar cities when the Central Computer suffered the Big Glitch, and became a war larger than anyone expected. Since order has been restored, Bach's life hasn't been th...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5 I have been reading (and enjoying) the works of John Varley since the mid 1970's. He is one of the very small handful of authors whose books I will purchase as soon as they come out because a) I want to enc...

    Disclosure: Advance reading copy provided by The Berkley Marketing Team and Penguin Random House, via Goodreads.com contest. No money changed hands for this review. Irontown Blues is a fun romp that moves fast and, in general, has no problems going where anyone has gone before. It ...

    Here we have Varley playing in his Eight Worlds series, featuring a private detective named Chris Bach and his cybernetically enhanced bloodhound companion living a 1940s hardboiled detective life on the moon. (Rest easy, fellow dog lovers: Sherlock the bloodhound doesn?t die.) Th...

    IRONTOWN BLUES, by John Varney, is a noir story set in the distant future, about a PI named Christopher Bach, who feels more comfortable operating his business and life as much as he can as if he lives in the 20th century. Bach has a new case, a mysterious woman, who's strange afflicti...

    Mr. Varley is new to me; I hadn?t even heard of him until I saw this book. So, I had zero expectations going into this book. I am not sure how to review this book. The book was well-written, intriguing, and had a very interesting plot. At first, I was confused as to why we had Chris?...

    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: On the moon, a hard-boiled detective and his dog are hired to find justice for a mysterious woman nefariously infected with a virus. Naturally, they find more than they anticipated. Review: I?m a fan of some of John Varley?s work. The G...

    Back in the early 1980s, Varley was one of my favourite science fiction writers, and I eagerly tracked down and read everything by him I could find. When he returned to his Eight Worlds universe in 1992 with Steel Beach, I was glad; and then again in 1998 with The Golden Globe? Altho...

    Back in the 1970s John Varley ? not exactly one of America?s most prolific writers ? wrote a novel and a bunch of short stories set in what he called his Eight Worlds, a series in which humanity has been evicted from Earth by the mysterious, all-powerful alien Invaders and left t...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. 2 1/2 stars. I wasn?t aware that Irontown Blues was part of a series that started back in the 70?s and 90?s. However, it can be read as a standalone as there is a new character narratin...

    It looks like John Varley wrote "Irontown Blues (Eight Worlds Book 4)" to tie up some of the loose ends from "Steel Beach (Eight Worlds Book 2)" and "The Golden Globe (Eight Worlds Book 3)." Unfortunately, he decided to write the wrong story instead of the story about those loose ends....

    John Varley's books have been hit-or-miss over the past several years. You'll get the great "Red Thunder" and then the forgettable "Mammoth," "Rolling Thunder" and the unreadable "Slow Apocalypse." Unfortunately, "Irontown Blues" is in the "miss" category, imo. I wouldn't recommend ...

    Chris Bach is a private detective with a sidekick named Sherlock. Sherlock is a genetically enhanced bloodhound with significant intelligence. They live in one of the vast habitats under the Lunar surface. Due to Post Dramatic Stress Disorder, Bach has retreated into a pseudo-fantasy w...

    "Irontown Blues" eBook was published in 2018 (August) and was written by John Varley (https://varley.net). Mr. Varley has published 14 novels. This novel is set in his "Eight Worlds" universe.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair a...

    I'm a longtime fan of John Varley's novels, and have read two (possibly three) of the Eight Worlds novels. I wasn't really aware that it was a series, and Irontown Blues didn't require me to remember the earlier books. The protagonist is Christopher Bach, a former policeman on Luna who...

    I've been waiting 20 years for Irontown Blues, ever since I devoured The Golden Globe. I can't really complain at all about it, I thought it was a great read, and the character of Sherlock was worth the price of admission alone. My only complaint, though, was in the length. Steel...

    John Varley was the best SF writer in the early 70's. His high tech future in which humanity had been kicked off Earth by aliens and survived on the other planets depicted an awesome future with body switching and other odd life styles. Christopher Bach is a glitch veteran who likes to...

    I have been waiting for this book for about 20 years. It was not quite worth the wait. The first two books (Steel Beach and The Golden Globe) were ... deeper, I guess? And a bit darker, too. This one deals with some of the aftermath of those books, but is mostly a fairly light advent...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn?t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a ...

    This is not exactly great literature....more along the lines of the old pulp SF novels I used to read in high school. But sometimes, that's just fine. Christopher Bach is a former policeman, now working as a private detective, aided by his genetically altered dog, Sherlock, emulating t...

    Didn't notice it was part of series when renting it for a trip. From what I can tell, all are in the same universe and overlap but are independent. There was no need to have read the other three to enjoy this. Guy on Luna plays at being a film noir detective. He gets drawn into a my...