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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú John Varley John Varley Ú 0 Summary [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley It's hard to argue with a novel whose protagonists are an epileptic lesbian separatist who has chewed off her own finger and a schizophrenic who falls in love with a purple centaur who idolizes John Philip Sousa on a uest to circumnavigate a donut shaped mind world in orbit around Saturn to foment a revolution among her 12 regional brains

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    [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú John Varley Read Wizard by John Varley There a lot to love in the second Gaia book I was honestly expecting a straight carryover from the first novel with its surprising end and lead making the next title Wizard something much than I might have expecte

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    Read Wizard by John Varley John Varley Ú 0 Summary [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewSex and Buzz Bombs Wizard by John VarleyOriginal Revi

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    [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú John Varley Probably around 35 stars but rounded up to 4Wizard picks up where Titan left off in its exploration of the nature of sexuality Gone are the freuent references to other works of science fiction although the Greek mythology links are of course maintained This novel is unusual in that the majority of its main characters are women with earth guy Chris thrown in as the token male to be used to contrast everything with Also introduce

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    [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley I'm really enjoying this trilogy You could put it in the humans explore vast space habitat category in company with things like Rendezvous with Rama and Ringworld but I think that misses the appeal of Varley's Gaea books Varley brings really weird shit to the table as all SF should but hard SF sometimes underdelivers on I

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    Read Wizard by John Varley [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley Wizard picks up about 80 years after the events in Titan Cirocco is now a Wizard for Gaea meaning she’s a troubleshooter Gaby is sometimes her sidekick and sometimes just does freelance work They are both paid with extended lifespans Since Titan plenty of humans have emigrated to Gaea There is a limited uota for free trips and through this program two new travelers both prone to periodic seizures arrive in Ga

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    Read Wizard by John Varley John Varley Ú 0 Summary [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley I need to read this again I read it too fast Add Titanides to the list of fictional creatures I would not mind be

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    Read Wizard by John Varley John Varley Ú 0 Summary [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley I love all three of the books in this trilogy euallybut I think this was better than Titan The first book in the trilogy ch

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    Read Wizard by John Varley [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley John Varley Ú 0 Summary One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written? Well no Not even close Some of it crosses over into into the very silly Buzz bomb for example what is this a Dead Kennedys album? Actually that might be weirdly appropriate considering

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    [E–pub/E–book] Wizard by John Varley Spoiler Alert Wizard is the second book of the Gaea Trilogy by John VarleyJust as Titan begins in a somewhat normal universe and escalates into an absurd universe so Wizard picks up at the same gonzo level that Titan ended at and escalates in

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Wizard by John Varley

Wizard by John Varley Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Wizard by John Varley King trilogy that will live forever Human explorers have entered the sprawling mind of Gaea Now they must fight h. Probably around 35 stars but rounded up to 4Wizard picks up where Titan left off in its exploration of the nature of sexuality Gone are the freuent references to other works of science fiction although the Greek mythology links are of course maintained This novel is unusual in that the majority of its main characters are women with earth guy Chris thrown in as the token male to be used to contrast everything with Also introduced in this second book is Robin a young woman from an all female space colony known as The Coven And yes it is that kind of coven women looking to establish their own matriarchal society free of the influence of men who are envisioned by the women of the Coven as bogeymen It was slightly predictable that Chris Robin would be thrown together on Gaea so that we could watch them work out their prejudices with each otherThis is very much a uest 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 An audience with the Goddess reveals that there s no such thing as a free lunch Robert Heinlein would be pleased and that the two must get out into the world of Gaea and be heroic if they expect any assistance Their need to go do something is helped along when Cirocco the Wizard of the title and Gaby one of the main characters from the first volume offer to take them along on a long trip around the edges of Gaea along with 4 of the centaur folk known as Titanides The reader is never allowed to forget that the Titanides have a very complex sexual life which they are absolutely pragmatic about none of the human hang ups concerning this essential part of life and some of them including one of the travel party sometimes become enamoured of humans Chris gets to be the lucky recipient of this attention as wellIt definitely passes the Bechdel test there are than two women humans who talk to each other about many things besides men Despite this our lesbian witch Robin does take one shot at the heterosexual side of the street Token guy Chris gets pushed into leadership in several places where he is just not ualified a nod perhaps to our society where in hospitals people ask for male unualified interns when well ualified female doctors are on the scene By and large it is a feminist novel however Varley makes everything hinge on Chris in a way that to my way of thinking gives him undue influence especially in sexual terms Thankfully he actually realizes it in several places in the book making me like him better for itThere s lots of action and danger as the travelers make their way around Gaea which kept me reading just to see what happened I realize that sexuality was being explored but it really did seem to keep taking over everyone s attention when they probably would have been better off looking for the next cliffpredatorlarge unfriendly body of water Nevertheless I enjoyed it and will definitely read the last book in the trilogy

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Wizard by John Varley Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Wizard by John Varley Er will For she is much too powerfuland definitely insaneThese books are going to be around for a long time Locus. One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written Well no Not even close Some of it crosses over into into the very silly Buzz bomb for example what is this a Dead Kennedys album Actually that might be weirdly appropriate considering the musical communication between the centaurs 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 reuired for such a large organism It seems that Varley wants especially towards the end for us to feel sympathy for those rebelling against Gaea but I found myself disliking the humans for the destructive behavior that is so much in evidence in our current day The wanton destruction of species occurring right now paralleling what appears to be the forthcoming trajectory planned for the next book ie death of Gaea itself Then again there is a lot of moral complexity in the book revealed through the various points of view so probably Varley did that deliberately and is uite aware that his heroes are not necessarily all that heroic depending on the point of viewThe obsession with the sexual formations of the centaurs became a bit exhausting Varley even created a full diagram in the back of the book showing all 29 possible configurations called ensembles by which the Titanides can reproduce The amount of work he most have put into creating this diagram along with the grouping and names all based on musical modes could be seen as excessively prurient or as an impressive level of world building expertise and perhaps both are true My hornier younger self might have found it all very titillating but my older cynical self finds it mostly uaint tiring and just a bit embarrassingOne of my other gripes is the unnecessary mentions of telepathy and ESP 3 total if I remember correctly neither of which contributed to any substance to either the story or the world building and since this book already blurs the science fiction heavily into mythic fantasy I felt those elements would have been best left out but that reflects a personal bias on part I find telepathy and ESP to be annoying cheats when it comes to science fiction and even with my deep favorites such as Star Trek I have never liked things such as Vulcan mind melds But this is a minor uibbleAt its core this is an epic uest fantasy and Varley is not trying to hide that fact since Gaea explicitly creates things to be uested after and reuires heroic deeds to gain her favor By that measure this book delivers fairly well Not with Tolkien level skill but still decent enough that I enjoyed the ride well enough There are character deaths and there is character growth and depth There are serious conflicts and resolutions but not with idealistic happiness Things are complicatedIf goodreads allowed half star ratings and wouldn t it be nice if it did this would be a 35 for me but following my rounding up rule plus the fact it clearly gave me a lot to think about it gets a reluctant 4 But to uote Public Enemy Don t believe the hype especially that on the front cover which says most celebrated adventure since Dune This one is somewhere between Heinlein and Piers Anthony

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Wizard by John Varley Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Wizard by John Varley One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written John Varley's Titan Wizard and Demon comprise a groundbrea. There a lot to love in the second Gaia book I was honestly expecting a straight carryover from the first novel with its surprising end and lead making the next title Wizard something much than I might have expected but I was surprised Decades have passed in an eyeblink and Titan has turned herself into the goose that lays the golden eggs opening up exploration and exploitation to her artificial moon Of course with this fantastic alien landscape there s the Titanides the 29 times over ambisexual centaurs who like to do it every which way they can even with humans and killer blimps and vast and amazing adventurous locations full of glory and beauty None of it is really uite easy to exploit Nor do many people have the desire After all Titan herself is a god or near enough technologically so as to be the utter master of her domain except for the twelve distributed ancient AI intelligences that make up her bulk Our captain is old but still looking young by this point and since she s the Wizard and it s traditional to sing the Yellow Brick Road when they go on expeditions and status updates with all these distributed intelligences that are gods in their own rights we re thrown into intrigue and a possible rebellion If you think all of this is pretty simple think again The novel is rife with uestions of sexuality and cultural weirdness and lesbianism and even eye rolling wackiness of a misinterpretation of rape that could only come out of a secluded orbital community of Wiccan lesbians who shun all men but import sperm to keep their numbers drag one of their members out of the community and put her into Gaia Let sparks fly Is this novel nothing but sex It feels like it It s not horrible tho It s weird Vastly weird The centaur aliens are nuts about it and I m just thankful there s a cheat sheet in the book that breaks down all the coupling combinations And I thought that hind sex and frontal sex was confusing enough when there was a profusion of multiple sexual organsFrom the standpoint of imagination and weirdness and worldbuilding and oddities this book is brilliant and beautiful Even the uestions regarding sex and perception were sometimes clever and insightful even when it sometimes became enragingThe fact is for all its faults this novel is fascinating and dense with goodies and is full of great ideas My personal meh about the underlying story may be just me Everything surrounding it is gorgeous

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Wizard by John Varley
  • John Varley
  • English
  • 17 August 2020
  • 9780441900671