The Golden Globe

The Golden Globe

by John Varley
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The Golden Globe by John Varley

"This is an engrossing novel by one of the genre's most accomplished storytellers." —Publishers Weekly

All the universe is a stage...and Sparky Valentine is its itinerant thespian. He brings Shakespeare—a version of it anyway—to the outer reaches of Earth's solar system. Sparky can transform himself from young to old, fat to thin, even male to female, by altering magnetic implants beneath his skin. Indispensible hardware for a career actor—and an interstellar con man wanted for murder...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441006434
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Varley is the author of Slow Apocalypse, the Gaean Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Red Thunder, Mammoth, Red Lightning, and Rolling Thunder. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards for his work.

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The Golden Globe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled to see this come out as a nook book. It is an amazing tale with lots of humor and suspense. I can only hope that Steel Beach will be available soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This isn't Varley's best work. It's a somewhat fun read because Mr. Varley is quite good at pulling suprising and delightful details out of his, er, hat. However, all the fun detail just doesn't add up to much. I like a book to add up to something at the end of a read, and so this was a disappointment to me. I wasn't hooked by either the characters or the theme. It was clever in places. Varley always has good moments. But overall, this book is utterly forgetable, and not on par with his book 'Steel Beach.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am surprised to see that other reviewers state that the book isn't cohesive or lacks substance. The longer the story went on, the more pleased I was with it. At the beginning, I thought, Huh? Has Varley gone all Harry Harrison-Stainless Steel Rat on us? But the clever and intricate adventures of Sparky Valentine were simply the framework for a typically Varley exploration of a complex and intriguing person. There is nothing that Varley does so well as create and fill out really great characters. I highly recommend this and all Varley novels and short stories.