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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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He finally screws up his courage and decides to approach Gaea. I enjoyed the former and would rather have skipped the latter. Hard-boiled for the most part, but with the occasional gem thrown in. Not as good as Titan, but still well worth the read.

Wizard (Gaea, #2) by John Varley

Also introduced in this second book is Robin, a young woman from an all-fe Probably around 3. At first I wozard turned off because like a few other trilogies, the main character is quite a bit different from who she was, and is now an alcoholic.

With the help of the Titanides they go on a crazy adventure and The characters have more depth. Robin grew up in the Coven a space station that is all female, and all coven children are raised to believe that all men are evil and want only to controle women. She did not have the time to listen to all those within johb, and would not have done so if she could.

Haven’t enjoyed a sci-fi book as much since The Martian. From the standpoint of imagination and weirdness and worldbuilding and oddities, johh book is brilliant and beautiful. Start with Titan, the first book in the series and keep reading.

Varley pulls no punches in his descriptions. It contains graphic descriptions of Titanide sex and alien-human sex. I think I liked and sympathized with everyone involved except the villain, of courseeven when I wanted to slap them upside the head for being a tad STUPID about some random thing. Those who have read Titan know that opportunities for heroism exist in abundance on Gaea, but so do the opportunities for death.


They savaged the small local independent book stores, and now they’re joyn themselves, cut down by Amazon. Ultimately, I feel, the book was shock art with a plot.

Wizard, the second, begins briefly as mythological satire and then mellows into a traditional quest in the lineage of epic-fantasy novels albeit taking place on another planet.

Both of them are fairly young and both of them have incurable diseases. I’m really enjoying this trilogy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pages to import images to Wikidata. They encounter two characters from the last book.

You have Robin who comes from a hyper feminist world full of radical women. And the results, though catastrophic for Cirocco and Gaby, do leave epileptic Robin member of a militant lesbian “”coven”” and varle deranged Chris with a better sense of themselves and their afflictions. First edition cover hardcover. One is Chris, a rather shy and geeky young man from Earth.

If anything, more than Titan, Wizard excels in its characters: Paperbackpages. Maybe everything will be mohn to cool in book It’s very different in feel from the first volume; almost a little too peaceful and threatening, until you realize you’re just being softened up before everything goes to hell. This book contains a lot of good ideas, including the basic premise of a living ringworld, and the splintering personalities based on the distributed brain required for such jkhn large organism.

If you think all of this is pretty simple, think again. These characters, who I fail to really care about in any way, get in the way of the real conflict and action of the novel the battle of wills and, ultimately, of lives between Cirocco and Gaby on the one hand and Gaea on the other. Ma Wizard is the second novel in a trilogy. The wanton destruction of species occurring right now paralleling what appears to be the forthcoming trajectory planned for the next book, i.

Gaby Plauget has taken up the slack, carrying out special projects for Gaea such as building the Circum-Gaea Highway, in return for which she gets some of the benefits Cirocco enjoys, including apparently perpetual youth. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Well worth the price of admission. The main attraction of Wizard is Varley’s amazing ingenuity in creating new alien species.

Only her saliva can activate the eggs they produce, so that they can be implanted in a host mother to grow. Jul 20, Florin Constantinescu rated it liked it. Oct 21, Ian rated it really liked it. John Varley’s imagination once again knows no bounds as he takes us on another adventure in the bizarre world of Gaea. Gaea basked in the heady energies to be found near Saturn. She was a God of blood and sinew whose bones were the land, a God with massive hearts and cavernous arteries who nourished her people with her own milk.

I preferred the first book of the series.


Gaea herself is bored. But Gaea likes her good deeds to be a two-way street – you do something for me first and if I find you worthy, I’ll cure everyone who has your disease. Slowly the journey reduces the crew, killing first one of the Titanides and then, in an attack plotted by the crazed crewmember Gene, Gaby, too, is killed.

Wizard Gaea Trilogy 2 by John Varley. Robin has never met a man, and has some strange conceptions about them. Wiazrd Robin has to leave Chris to tend Valiha, and climb back to the surface for help. Praying to Gaea was useless. The Titanides are even better, and more completely explained, in this second novel.