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...

    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...

  • Scott
    Sep 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

    I so wanted to give this five stars. The dialogue and narrative was snappy and funny, and I loved Sherlock (and the translator?s notes). Unfortunately, the plot jumped all too abruptly from middle to ending. The ending didn?t feel rushed so much as the middle took a large leap as t...

    Intriguing plot and strong characters (including the cyberdog Sherlock), but that plot line is prolonged and convoluted. Amazing amount of detail that often isn't needed to advance the plot. Overall, well-written and engaging if verbose. Coming August 28, 2018 ...

    Recent Reads: Irontown Blues. After a wait of 20 years, John Varley returns to his Eight Worlds. A dame walks into gumshoe Chris Bach's office. But this is Luna, hundreds of years after the Invasion and nothing is as it seems. Even his faithful dog. Well worth the wait. A one-sittin...

    A strong return to form for Varley. *That* literary voice is back, as is the Eight Worlds setting, as well as a few familiar faces. My only complaint is the book is all too brief. Absolutely worth the decades-long gestation. A must read for all Varley fans. ...

  • Michael
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

    I so wanted to give this five stars. The dialogue and narrative was snappy and funny, and I loved Sherlock (and the translator?s notes). Unfortunately, the plot jumped all too abruptly from middle to ending. The ending didn?t feel rushed so much as the middle took a large leap as t...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

  • Michael Bourgon
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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?...

  • Janie
    Jul 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

    I so wanted to give this five stars. The dialogue and narrative was snappy and funny, and I loved Sherlock (and the translator?s notes). Unfortunately, the plot jumped all too abruptly from middle to ending. The ending didn?t feel rushed so much as the middle took a large leap as t...

    Intriguing plot and strong characters (including the cyberdog Sherlock), but that plot line is prolonged and convoluted. Amazing amount of detail that often isn't needed to advance the plot. Overall, well-written and engaging if verbose. Coming August 28, 2018 ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • John Day
    Sep 01, 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

    I so wanted to give this five stars. The dialogue and narrative was snappy and funny, and I loved Sherlock (and the translator?s notes). Unfortunately, the plot jumped all too abruptly from middle to ending. The ending didn?t feel rushed so much as the middle took a large leap as t...

    Intriguing plot and strong characters (including the cyberdog Sherlock), but that plot line is prolonged and convoluted. Amazing amount of detail that often isn't needed to advance the plot. Overall, well-written and engaging if verbose. Coming August 28, 2018 ...

    Recent Reads: Irontown Blues. After a wait of 20 years, John Varley returns to his Eight Worlds. A dame walks into gumshoe Chris Bach's office. But this is Luna, hundreds of years after the Invasion and nothing is as it seems. Even his faithful dog. Well worth the wait. A one-sittin...

    A strong return to form for Varley. *That* literary voice is back, as is the Eight Worlds setting, as well as a few familiar faces. My only complaint is the book is all too brief. Absolutely worth the decades-long gestation. A must read for all Varley fans. ...

    I really wanted to love this book as John Varley was one of my favorite authors 20 years ago. This is a minor addition to his oeuvre. The dogs were great but the humans were one dimensional. Too bad. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Daniel
    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

  • Simon
    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The pages of this book flow like warm butter on a slice of hot bread. This is Varley's first novel in the Eight Worlds universe in 20 years and it's highly enjoyable. Less of a scifi book and more of a noir novel with a scifi twist. (view spoiler)[With the way this story ends, it seems...

    The Eight Worlds continue! So a dame walks into a gumshoe's office. On Luna. Shame about the para-leprosy. Starts as a noir novel, but rapidly shifts, and the multiple viewpoints gave it a lot of levity. More of a "expedition novel" than a straight up mystery, with a lot of backstor...

    I so wanted to give this five stars. The dialogue and narrative was snappy and funny, and I loved Sherlock (and the translator?s notes). Unfortunately, the plot jumped all too abruptly from middle to ending. The ending didn?t feel rushed so much as the middle took a large leap as t...

    Intriguing plot and strong characters (including the cyberdog Sherlock), but that plot line is prolonged and convoluted. Amazing amount of detail that often isn't needed to advance the plot. Overall, well-written and engaging if verbose. Coming August 28, 2018 ...

    Recent Reads: Irontown Blues. After a wait of 20 years, John Varley returns to his Eight Worlds. A dame walks into gumshoe Chris Bach's office. But this is Luna, hundreds of years after the Invasion and nothing is as it seems. Even his faithful dog. Well worth the wait. A one-sittin...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...