BREAKING NEWS: "Irontown Blues" is a Go!

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John Varley is the first SF Author we ever interviewed on this site  ( ) and one of my favorite writers (Despite some flat-out disturbing stuff in some of his books and short stories). How good a writer is he? He can piss me off to the point where I feed one of his books to a fish, then eat the fish, and yet I still come back for more.


John Varley Doesn't Like The New Trek Movie. Good For Him!

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I'm hoping by this point enough time has passed that we can all begin to think rationally about the new Trek reboot flick.

As most of you know, I'm not a trekie myself. I don't hate it, I like aspects of it though I find it overall to be kind of preachy and boring, but what little affinity I have for the series is more than offset by the obsessive and culty behavior of the archetypical fans. I don't mean to be insulting, but you know what I mean. They bug you, too. So it's easy to get fired up with hype - that's what it's for - and simply not notice that "The Phantom Menace" is a bad film, or that "T3: The Rise of the Machines" is pretty lame, or that "Serenity" is a bit of a disappointment, though not a bad film by any stretch of the imagination. I'm hoping that by this point, our heads are a bit clearer, and we can discuss the film's merits or lack thereof more objectively.


INTERVIEW: John Varley

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The following interview contains some coarse language, non-conservative viewpoints, and anti-religious sentiment. It is really cool and interesting, however. If these kinds of things offend you, do not read further, however if they do not it is well worth your time to read on. While we here at Republibot are conservatives, we feel that it is extremely important to ask questions and listen to all the answers before making up one's mind, and that simply can not happen if there are no dissenting viewpoints. Hence, when someone is kind enough to grant us an interview, it is our policy to let them say whatever they want without bugging them about it or censoring them.

Read at your own risk




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