I've read most everything Varley has written. I started with his TITAN, WIZARD, DEMON trilogy. That really got me hooked. I loved his newest trilogy, or so I thought it was. Red Thunder, Red Lightening, Rolling Thunder. But just now I found out, his fourth in the series is out. I'm gonna buy it today. I hope I'm not disappointed, like a was with SLOW APOCALYPSE. That's the only thing I've read of his that I didn't like....It's too real, too depressing. I couldn't even finish it. Picnic on Nearside is short stories like Blue Champagne. They made a movie out of Millennium with Cheryl Ladd and Chris Christofferson. That was fantastic. Mammoth, The Golden Globe, Steel Beach, and The Ophiuchi Hotline were some others.