Wizard. Wizard is the second book in the Gaean Trilogy. Gaea is world and goddess, a dazzling pageant of wild mythology and chimerical creatures in a. One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written, John Varley’s Titan, Wizard, and Demon comprise a groundbreaking trilogy that will live forever. Title: Wizard Author(s): John Varley ISBN: / ( USA edition) Publisher: Berkley Pub Group Availability: Amazon Amazon UK.

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The adventures are great, the underlying plot is compelling, and the ongoing complexities of Gaea, the Wheel, fascinating. The fact is, for all its faults, this novel is fascinating and dense with goodies and is full of great ideas. AND you get to find out about the Titanide’s sexual makeup that’s worth reading the book right there. Well worth the price of admission.


I was honestly expecting a straight carryover from the first novel with its surprising end and lead, making the next title, Wizard, something much more than I might have expected, but I was surprised. The Titanides are even better, and more completely explained, in this second novel. The obsession with the sexual formations of the centaurs became a bit exhausting.

By and large, it is a feminist novel—however, Varley makes everything hinge on Chris in a way that, to my way of thinking, gives him undue influence, especially in sexual terms. Then again, there is a lot of moral complexity in the book revealed through the various points of view, so probably Varley did that deliberately and is quite aware that his heroes are not necessarily all that heroic, depending on the point of view.


Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The Wizadd have people called Witches who varpey the strongest, bravest and have the most Labra.

Of course, with this fantastic alien landscape, there’s the Titanides, the 29 times There a lot to love in the second Gaia book. This is her way of ensuring an enduring supply of entertainment, as she arranges hazards for them to overcome or die trying.

Varley is raunchy varleh irr Storyline: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I enjoyed seeing them change as their journey went on.

Chris and Robin the Nine fingers. Chris Major and Robin the Nine-Fingered are two such pilgrims. I was a wziard disappointed to see that there aren’t pictures except for one in the interior coverat least in my version.

To view it, click here. She did not have the time to listen to all those within her, and would not have done so if she could. Ma Wlzard is the second novel in a trilogy.

Now they must fight her will. Paperbackpages. By being the story of a woman suffering from a patriarchal religious colony who suffers from wizrad seizures and a mild-mannered man who has dissociative personality disorder — turning him into a crass brute — and their quest to prove themselves as heroes, thus earning them the fav The first book in the Gaea trilogy was Titan, a story about the captain of a NASA team being thrust into the world of a satellite-sized alien with her own ecosystem.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and will wizaard read the last book in the trilogy. The varleyy of the trip include buzz-bombsliving creatures with pulse jet engines that live high up on the support cables. I recommend it highly. What composers does a Titanide like?


But this is a minor quibble. There are character deaths, and there is character growth and depth. Long separated from other humans, these women have lived in Lesbian harmony for many years and recreated human culture from their own perspective.

Volume 1, Titancovered the initial exploration and established the setup.

And death does play a prominent role in this novel. John Varley fills this book with strong, varied characters.

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The jump-forward in time and the feeling of retreading might make this a bit of a hard sell, but if you loved the first book, I’m sure you’ll have a great time with the insane trip that is Wizard. And there is where the problems begin and end. Gaea, the enclosed world that is in Saturn’s orbit, has opened it doors to a select few of humans to grant them a miracle cure for what ails them.

They savaged the small local independent book stores, and now they’re dying themselves, cut down by Amazon.

Cirocco and her Titanide companion Hornpipe are left on the Rim surface, while Robin and Chris are trapped underground, with the Titanide Valiha, who is not only pregnant but has been badly injured.

The milk was not sweet, but there was always enough of it.

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