V is for The John Varley Reader . . . and Voivod (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter V, as in  The John Varley Reader by (you guessed it) John Varley. This is a one-stop-shop for fans looking to relive some of Varley's best moments, as well as for those looking for a comprehensive introduction to his work. Many of the stories here will be familiar to fans of the genre, but the last 5 have never been collected before, and are worth the price of admission alone.

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of Voivod. Having spanned the entire metal spectrum throughout their career - from speed, to progressive, to thrash, to almost mainstream - but it's a cover tune that, perhaps, is most well-known to the casual listener.


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