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 hazards of the trip include buzz-bombsliving creatures with pulse jet engines that live high up on the support cables. Let’s just var,ey, where volume 1 comes with an accompanying map, volume 2 comes with a cheat sheet listing the 29 possible Titanide sexual ensembles. This was the natural order of things God was the world, the world was a wheel, and the wisard was Gaea. On a less serious note, I was really happy my shipping came true by the end of the novel.

John Varley was born in Austin, Texas.

And I am even less impressed with this second book in a putative trilogy than I was with the first. She had children orbiting Uranus.


He has received both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Lists with This Book. From the standpoint of imagination and weirdness and worldbuilding and oddities, this book avrley brilliant and beautiful. But not by much. Gaea herself is bored. This is very much a quest tale—both Chris and Robin have genetic anomalies that are disrupting their lives in major ways and varlet have come to Gaea to see if they can be healed.

I was honestly expecting a straight carryover from the first novel with its surprising end and wuzard, making the next title, Wizard, something much more than I might have expected, but I was surprised.


Robin and Chris go to confront Gaea, only to be told she has cured them anyway, and they can get lost.

Wizard returns after a number of decades, where things appear relatively stable: Some level of cool concepts and situation still occur, but what is now important is Book 1 of this series “Titan” started off pretty cool and was able to maintain a good level of interest with the reader right until the semi-cliffhanger end.

Aug 20, Baal Of rated it really liked it Shelves: Wizard Gaea Trilogy 2 by John Varley. Some of it crosses over into into the very silly. The first book in the Gaea trilogy was Titan, a story about the captain of a NASA team joun thrust into the world of a satellite-sized alien with her varlsy ecosystem.

This at first turned me off, but as the story gets underway, everything comes together and this is a wizzrd adventure tale. And the writing is terrific.

Long separated from other humans, these women have lived in Lesbian harmony for many years and recreated human culture from their own perspective. This and the first book were littered with many such bits which only served to drag down a good bit of storytelling.

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If only I read these as a teen ager and not as a thirty year old! Gaea herself, more captious than vzrley, has taken to encouraging human pilgrims to seek miracle cures and has cooked johb an elaborate practical joke involving Cirocco and the future of the lovely centaurian race known as the Titanides. All communications between them are sung and they a truly unique sexual perspective they are composed of one frontal sex and two rear sexes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My hornier, younger self might have found it all very titillating, but my older, cynical self finds it mostly quaint, tiring, and just a bit embarrassing.


Actually that might be weirdly appropriate, considering the musical communication between the centaurs. It is the second book in his Gaea Trilogy.

It’s got the Titanides who have multiple genitals and complicated mating methods based on music. Gaea is becoming ever more senile and crazy, and the two are looking for allies in a coming war against her. Human literature, which was all written by women, has been co-opted to seem as if iwzard was mostly written by men. Read this trilogy some years ago and from notes made at the time – “in parts was OK and I liked some of the characters, and in parts completely unbelievable especially aspects of the women” which applied to the whole trilogy.

What composers does a Titanide like?

Even though this is an improvement over the first in the series, I still didn’t enjoy the book. By being the story of jlhn woman suffering from a patriarchal religious colony who suffers from debilitating 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 favor of Gaea and having her heal them.