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John Varley
Birth date: August 09, 1947
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 months ago
Fleeing Earth after an alien invasion, the human race stands on the threshold of evolution, like a fish cast on artificial shores. Their new home is Luna, a moon colony blessed with creature comforts, prolonged lifespans, digital memories, and instant sex changes. But the people of Luna are bored, r...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 9 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-12-16)It introduces more complications into the plot of the TITAN series, and clears up some nagging items as well; ever wonder what a satellite-brain looks like? What happens when tourism/ hits Gaea? What composers does a Titanide like?I just finished reading “Wizard” by John...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 10 months ago
(original review, 1998)I liked “Steel Beach” by John Varley much more than I expected, as the AI is much more insidious that we usually see in most contemporary SF. Most of the others assume that an AI would go rogue, but "Steel Beach" assumes the opposite, that the AI would work exactly as designed...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
The satellite-sized alien Gaea has gone completely insane. She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities. She is Marilyn Monroe. She is King Kong. And now she must be destroyed. It strikes me, as I finish up Demon, that John Varley’s trilogy is in many ways a mirror-image of ...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Wizard...returns us to the awesome interior of Gaea, the world-sized alien first encountered in Varley's monumental bestseeler, Titan.Gaea's discoverer, Cirocco "Rocky" Jones, is now herself an inhabitant, plotting wizardry in the remote highlands between two of Gaea's brains. Gaea is old, perhaps d...
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