One of my favorite writers, John Varley, writes a "been there, done that" book.
This story is a contemporary equivalent of the nuclear disaster tales of the Cold War era, but it differs in one fundamental way.
I don't know why anyone would want to write a novel like this - there is just no good reason that I can see.
If I wanted a street by street tour of L.A. I would have gotten an atlas.Published 2 months ago by Cheryl R.
Varley is incapable of writing a bad story. This follows in a long line of great stories he's written. I hope he keeps turning out books for a long time.Published 5 months ago by Actor Rik
I've eagerly read everything of Varley's since his first published shorts. Never-the-less, this was a disappointment. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rick Boatright
I read many reviews before buying this, so I was aware there would be some slow parts involving LA geography. Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. Lex
There are lots and lots and lots of books about the Collapse, and most of them are from average joes and janes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jonathan Cotton
I like Varley and, like others, enjoyed many of his earlier works more than this one. The subject is enticing - the end of the modern world - but it's been done repeatedly in many... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Avid Reader
From critically acclaimed and Hugo award winning science fiction author, John Varley crafts a compelling tome about in the near distant future. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Karl Kindel
I love the idea of a man-made apocalypse. And not the usual nuclear holocaust type - that's been played to death (and really John Varley did it best with his short short story... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bruce A
I've read all of John Varley's novels with the exception of Millenium and loved them all. However, this one was a real page turner. Simply couldn't put it down.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer