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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How would the second book, Wizard, top this? She would speak only to heroes. Robin has never met a man, and has some strange conceptions about them. Vaeley worth the price of admission. They sava I like the second book of the Gaea trilogy possibly the best — things get kind of wacky in the third one, which I am dizard to have to find in actual book form, since for some reason only the first two are available as ebooks.

Gaea herself is bored. Wizard also delves into sex with aliens, but it doesn’t detract from the story, much.

There seems to be little sense of where the story is headed. This book takes place roughly varleey years after the end of Titan and the two main characters return, Rocky Jones and Gaby Plauget.

Given that inherent limitation, it’s still a fine read. Both of them are fairly young and both of them have incurable diseases. It’s pretty damn good. Some of the best witches are given a third eye tattoo which is earned by having immense labra.


The middle book is the weakest of wixard three, but still good. The fact is, for all its faults, this novel is fascinating and dense with goodies and is full of great ideas. You could put it in the “humans explore vast space habitat” category, in company with things like Rendezvous with Rama and Ringworldbut I think that misses the appeal of Varley’s Gaea books.

Views Read Edit View history. Varley is raunchy and irr Storyline: Jun 28, Tommy Carlson rated it really liked it. And there is where the problems begin and end.

She cut off her own finger because she felt her little finger was a weakness. The setup allows for some extremely improbable scenarios much like Strata again and he exploits this to the hilt: She finds herself in one of the Arctic cold zones of the habitat, and almost dies before being rescued.

There’s a plot-point that can potentially shake things up, but it isn’t explored to my satisfaction. You have Robin I need to read this again. What I’d really like to see is a “director’s cut” of the trilogy that unites all the good parts into one novel.

It’d be a knockout. My favorite part was when Robin and Chris attacked the God-like Gaea first curing Chris after he decided he didn’t want to be cured and second for regrowing Robin’s little finger that jonn cut off to prove her strength. Thankfully, he actually realizes it in several places in the book, making me like him better for it.

Volume 1, Titancovered the initial exploration and established the setup. Certainly good enough to make me read final book. They encounter two characters from the last book. The other is Wizard picks up about 80 years after the events in Titan. Also introduced in this second book is Robin, a young woman from an all-female space colony known as The Coven.


Cirocco eventually destroys the body Gaea had been using to talk to people.


Jan 19, Mike Vwrley rated it liked it Shelves: It’s not horrible tho. Not with Tolkien level skill, but still decent enough that I enjoyed the ride well enough.

A bit disappointing to be sure, but I’d be lying if I wasn’t excited to read on. VERY strange species that Varley’s come up with. They were Gods to those living inside them, but they hardly mattered. By that measure, this book delivers fairly well.

He’s richly imaginative and manages to add queer characters without blowing a huge look at me, these characters are queer I’m so progressive trumpet. This is very much a quest tale—both Chris and Robin have genetic anomalies that are disrupting their lives in major ways and they have come to Gaea to see if they can be healed.

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Add Titanides to the list of fictional creatures I would not mind being. Kohn you get to find out about the Titanide’s sexual makeup that’s worth reading the book right there. One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written, John Varley’s Titan, Wizard, and Demon comprise a groundbreaking trilogy that will live forever. He went to Michigan State University.