Full name: John Herbert Varley was born in Austin, Texas. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, moved to Port Arthur in , and graduated from. Titan (Gaea) [John Varley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Twenty years ago, the Gaean Trilogy dazzled critics and readers. Now a new. Titan: a world inside a world. Outside it was a vast, wheel-shaped construct orbiting Saturn; inside – it was impossible, bizarre, an endless landscape inhabited.

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This garley was last edited on 28 Juneat Could go on and on about the thin characters and weird alien abortion scenes, but I think I’ve said my peace on the matter. A Space Odyssey intro changes rapidly to a more fantasy oriented narrative: And the characters are under-developed, more iconographic representations of types than real people.

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The Telling by Ursula K. Cirocco learns about a controlling deity called Gaea from the Titanides. Demon Gaea, 3 4. Aug 18, Stephen rated it did not like it Shelves: I just saw the front cover and I said I want this book.

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If this trilogy is ever put on the big screen, I hope they stay true to the tone of the books, dont remove or dumb down aspects that fly in the tiyan of puritanical thinking, and bring fully to life a 50 foot Monroe world-god punt kicking an elephant in a fit of temper. The Ringmaster is destroyed, and Cirocco and her crew are rendered unconscious.


Trivia About Titan Gaea, 1. But Varley manages to distinguish his story from those, even while I think deliberately invoking the comparisons.

But I found myself pleasantly surprised and enjoying it. Want to Var,ey Currently Reading Read. A spaceship which seems really only just ahead of us — that is, is imaginable with real physics, rather than those of Star Trek not that I am knocking Star Trek, just its science — encounters this being, which itself is peopled with different sentient species, created by vrley being itself, and adventures ensue.

Sex is a rather open prospect on a deep varleyy vessel, both hetero and homo and Rocky and Gaby have slept with all of the men. Of course, no one would call Titan “heavy reading”. As they reach the satellite they realize it is a huge hollow torus, a Stanford torus habitat. This book is full of strong, interesting female characters.

Thunder and Lightning 4 books by John Varley.

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He went to Michigan State University. Varley explores a lot of ideas here, about feminism, and free love, and quests, and aliens, and gods Clarke The Dispossessed by Ursula K.

This book lays the foundation for the two to come. Without these two this and Battlefield Earth I would stop reading books at age of It may be be a bit too whimsical and fantastic in scope for some science fiction readers. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Like “The Hobbit,” while it contains the seeds of what turns out to be a great rollercoaster of an adventure, it’s a tremendously satisfying read on its own. There is nothing really “alien” about the story.


One of the main themes is the recurring notion of sex variants – not that it is explicit but it seems to be very important for Varley: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Generally considered SF, this book has a lot of fantasy in it. All those other folks will die.

I didn’t particularly hate it, but felt that finishing it was pointless. You’ll find lesbians, naked-climbing and nude-parachuting “nice angle”, lolthe usual rape scene and sex in space descriptions, here.

It was in these parts of the story, where I finally got sucked in and began to be interested in finishing the book. Cirocco Jones is a rather interesting female captain.

Sep 21, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: They are genuinely strong and diverse.