Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Irontown Blues by John Varley

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

Irontown Blues by John VarleyIrontown Blues by John Varley

Series: Eight Worlds series

Published by Ace

Publishing date: August 28

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

304 pages

Synopsis: A new noir science fiction novel from a master of science fiction set in the Eight Worlds series about a detective on the hunt for biohackers who have created a dangerous new disease.

Christopher Bach was a policeman in one of the largest Lunar cities when the A.I. Lunar Central Computer had a breakdown, known as the Big Glitch, but it turned out to be a larger war than anyone expected. When order was restored, Chris’s life could never be the same. Now he functions as a private detective assisted by his genetically altered dog Sherlock as he does his best to emulate the tough guys in the noir books and movies that he loves.

When he takes the case of a woman involuntarily afflicted with an engineered virus, he is on the hunt to track the bio hackers down to the infamous district of Irontown. 


This combines science fiction and a mystery! I also like that there’s a dog in the book. I haven’t read any of John Varley’s Eight World books, but this sounds like I might be able to jump in with this book.

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

6 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Irontown Blues by John Varley”

  1. This looks good, Jan. Not sure if it takes itself seriously or is there some snarky dialogue in it? Just wondering based on the wording of the blurb. In any event a robotic dog named Sherlock sounds like fun!


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