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John Varley

1947 - Today

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John Herbert Varley (born August 9, 1947) is an American science fiction writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Varley has received more than 20,983 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. John Varley is the 4,787th most popular writer (down from 4,712th in 2019), the 6,975th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,297th in 2019) and the 563rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 21k

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  • 45.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, John Varley ranks 4,787 out of 5,755Before him are Greg Egan, Kathy Acker, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, David E. Kelley, Jakob van Hoddis, and Françoise Mallet-Joris. After him are Kiki Dimoula, Robert Greene, Shrilal Shukla, Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Constantin von Wurzbach, and Alexis.

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Among people born in 1947, John Varley ranks 480Before him are Nurlan Balgimbayev, Sara Paretsky, Jaroslav Pollák, Hans Ooft, Mike Chapman, and Kathy Acker. After him are Peter Riegert, Hubert Védrine, William Bonin, Richard Portnow, Barbara Cassin, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Varley ranks 6,975 out of 18,182Before him are Richmond Landon (1898), Ronda Rousey (1987), Alan Shugart (1930), Jocelyn Brando (1919), Bob Einstein (1942), and Art Acord (1890). After him are Richard Henry Lee (1732), David Bryan (1962), Eugene Bullard (1895), Bronson Pinchot (1959), Priscilla Pointer (1924), and Constance Bennett (1904).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Varley ranks 563Before him are John Holt (1923), Sara Paretsky (1947), Warren Farrell (1943), Jeffrey Eugenides (1960), Kathy Acker (1947), and David E. Kelley (1956). After him are Robert Greene (1959), Tobias Wolff (1945), Tom Robbins (1932), Walter M. Miller Jr. (1923), Archibald MacLeish (1892), and Jack Finney (1911).