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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Something with the potential to be truly alien and amazing was instantly rendered As they reach the satellite they realize it is a huge hollow torus habitat.

Initially separated, Cirroco and Gaby find each other and travel together through the world inside the torus to find the rest of the crew. He has received both the Hugo and Nebula awards. After he passes out Gaby destroys his face. Titan is a science fiction novel by American writer John Varleythe first book in his Gaea Trilogypublished in View all 4 comments. You’ll find lesbians, naked-climbing and nude-parachuting “nice angle”, lolthe usual rape scene and sex in space descriptions, here.

Sex is a rather open prospect on a deep space vessel, both hetero and homo and Rocky and Gaby have slept with all of the men. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

In that collection of short stories, I was awestruck with his creativity and unique approach to science fiction. 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.


He played around with the idea of gods, their relationship with their creations, and how fickle they can be. It was surprisingly fun to read. At this point, that I was reminded me of the planet, Pandora, in the movie “Avatar”.

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Other crewmembers include a doctor, engineer and pilot males and two cloned sisters. There are lot of references to movies and books.

She acknowledges that she is losing control of herself. In summary, I enjoyed and liked this novel titaan I’ll read at least the second part of the trilogy later on.

While trying to report their findings back to NASA, they are pulled into the satellite. This page was last edited on 28 Juneat Without these two this and Battlefield Earth I would stop reading books at age of Pandora, too, had some semblance of a sentient mind. Not my favorite era, pretty weak book. The amount of thought into how the whole system worked together was really well thought out and explained.

They sing a lot and have several genitals which is pretty cool. Want to Read saving…. John Varley Average rating: Vagley, I vsrley it 3 stars.

It’s a good book, but I wouldn’t be itching to read it again.

But necessary for the story, I guess I had the same reaction to C. There is sexual tita I would recommend the book for teens, yes. I enjoyed the originality of this, the first, but found the latter two increasingly tedious. I read Titan when I was in high school, and have intended to reread it and its sister volumes for some time.

If you want a quick idea of what his writing is like without committing johm a trilogy, try “The Barbie Murders” or “The Persistence of Vision” — these are short stories. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


It takes so long for them to appear in this book. On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. The crew is rendered unconscious and later wake up inside the habitat.

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In space, I presume it would float out of your pocket and find a forgotten corner of your spacecraft to hide in. All those other folks will die. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was in these parts of the story, where I finally got sucked in and began to be interested in finishing the book. But some secret part of us thinks it would be good to survive.

If you are out there somewhere, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. There was already so much going on. It is part science fiction, part comedy, part fantasy and part homage to great and not-so-great science fiction of the past.

However this book seems more an attempt by the author to explore his own sexual fantasies than an attempt to tell a SciFi story.