Irontown Blues

Irontown Blues

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

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Title:Irontown Blues
Author:John Varley
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Irontown Blues Reviews

  • Daniel
    Jul 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

  • Ian
    Oct 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

  • Trike
    Nov 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

  • Laura Hill
    May 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

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

  • Penny Noble
    Aug 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

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

  • Andreas
    Sep 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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 ...

  • Alex Sarll
    Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Aug 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chuk
    Oct 03, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

    "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...

    J?avais imaginé beaucoup de choses à partir du titre, de la couverture et du résumé. Mais j?étais finalement bien loin de ce que ce roman allait être? Blues pour Irontown est un roman de science-fiction, présentant une société humaine futuriste sur la Lune. C?est aussi...

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

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

  • Fred
    Sep 02, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

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

  • Metaphorosis
    Sep 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

    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...

  • Michael
    Jan 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

  • Mark
    Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

    "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...

  • Peter Flom
    Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

  • Edwin Howard
    Jun 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

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

  • Greg D'Agostino
    Sep 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

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

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

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

  • Xavi
    Sep 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

  • Henry Lazarus
    Nov 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

    "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...

    J?avais imaginé beaucoup de choses à partir du titre, de la couverture et du résumé. Mais j?étais finalement bien loin de ce que ce roman allait être? Blues pour Irontown est un roman de science-fiction, présentant une société humaine futuriste sur la Lune. C?est aussi...

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

  • Mitchell
    Oct 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

  • astaliegurec
    Oct 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

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

  • Gary
    Aug 23, 2018

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

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

  • John Purvis
    Jul 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

    "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...

  • Leather
    May 02, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

  • Audrey
    Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

  • Yuyine
    Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

    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...

    The author of the Golden Globe and the Ophiuchi Hotline returns with a fourth part of his lunar universe, in which humans were ejected from the earth by aliens of whom we will probably never know anything. Twenty years after the events of Stell Beach, we meet Cris, a character torture...

    "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...

    J?avais imaginé beaucoup de choses à partir du titre, de la couverture et du résumé. Mais j?étais finalement bien loin de ce que ce roman allait être? Blues pour Irontown est un roman de science-fiction, présentant une société humaine futuriste sur la Lune. C?est aussi...

  • IsaacTheKhajiit
    Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...

    Steel Beach by John Varley is one of my favorite books, the book that got me into science fiction, so I am especially disappointed by this follow up. The summary on the jacket is a bait and switch. This is not a detective novel. This entire book is basically an epilogue for Steel Beach...

  • Lowell
    Jun 04, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

  • L'atelier de Litote
    Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

    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...

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

    John Varley is one of the best SF writers and here he returns to the Eight Worlds with an excellent novel. My full review is here: https://medium.com/@peterflom/book-re... ...

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

    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...

    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....

    A noir pastiche set on the Moon, where one man, Bach, more-or-less holds his fragile mental health together by cosplaying an old-school gumshoe and living in Noirtown, the sort of repro district which has dummy vintage cars on the streets even though cars are obsolete, and where Bach h...

    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?...

    Blues pour Irontown nous offre une enquête prenante et plus complexe qu?au premier abord dans un univers de science-fiction accessible et immersif. En alternant les points de vue et en modulant avec succès sa plume en fonction de ses protagonistes, l?auteur met en scène un duo ...

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

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

    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...

    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 ...

    I need to say, right off the bat, that I am a massive Varley fan. I own and have reread every single thing he?s written multiple times. However....it pains me greatly to say that I fear Varley has lost ?it?. Whatever makes a writer great might be tapped out. Dark Lightning wa...

    Voici un nouvel opus qui vient ajouter une pierre à l?univers des précédents ouvrages comme Gens de La lune et Le système Valentine tous deux parus chez Denoël et que je n?ai malheureusement pas encore lu. Chris est notre personnage principal, il est un ancien policier reconve...