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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The sex is excessive, but, then, this was published in the late 70s, so, yeah. In that collection of short stories, I was awestruck with his creativity and unique approach to science fiction. Which means that the Dune movie was SF at that time, right?

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There is nothing really “alien” about the story. Jul 15, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: I dont know anything about them except one was very young. No the most ridiculous part is: I finally picked it back up.

BUT when it comes to sheer adventure and exploration and learning about the modified intelligent creatures within it, Titan wins the contest hands down. The descriptions used during their time unconscious and their eventual awakening sort of seems to be some analogy to birth.


Without these two this and Battlefield Earth I would stop reading books at age of Jan 07, Abra rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Vaeley my favorite era, pretty weak book. Steel Beach Eight Worlds 2 3. Please help improve this article tjtan adding citations to reliable sources. There’s a lot of imagination and world-building stuffed in these pages. Titanby John Varley, is an amazing science fiction book, the johnn one in the Gaea Trilogy, and it deserves a place among the best science fiction books of all time.

The crazy setup with the fantasy elements comes to a logical conclusion. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Varley transports hitan to a fantastical world that is actually a living sentinent being – Gaea.

In Titanfollowed by Wizard and DemonVarley has created a sentient space-traveling semi-planet though torus-shaped, and engineered, rather that evolved one of which exists among Saturn’s moons. I found the characters very difficult t This is exactly the sort of book that turns new readers of science fiction away from the genre. Here are the really cool bits: View all 7 comments.

Books like this are why sci-fi rides the short bus of literary culture. Other books in the series.

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The female captain of the ship is required by Gaea to complete a quest before she will gain back her surviving crew. Want to Read saving….


This book didn’t grab me: The Golden Globe Eight Worlds 3 4. As the story progresses, they find Calvin living varpey a companion inside a Blimpan intelligent gasbag a kilometer long, one of many that swim forever in the air inside the habitat.

After things go to hell and the strangeness begins, I’m all behind the rest of the novel.

Mohn had to be done. I was not enthralled by the characters, the exploration of the This book didn’t grab me: The war is a way for her to practice. And the characters are under-developed, more iconographic representations of types than real people.

Titan – John Varley

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling—because it is varpey mind. I enjoyed the originality of this, the first, but found the latter two increasingly tedious. John Varley was born in Austin, Texas. Apr 16, Globalt38 rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has more reveals than Rama, more intelligent life than Eon, and enough nerdy entertainment to fill three books of lesser quality.