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Demon Titan, Wizard, and Demon have enthralled a generation of readers with adventure, humor, horror, and dazzling imagination Now, in the epic conclusion of John Varley s masterpiece, the satellite sized alien Gaea has gone completely insane She has trapped humans in her mind She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities She is Marilyn Monroe She is King Kong And she must be detroyed


10 thoughts on “Demon

  1. says:

    I read the first two books of John Varley s magnificent Gaean trilogy, Titan and Wizard, when I was in high school, back in the mid eighties and I really enjoyed them Somehow, inexplicably, I never read the third, Demon When I began re


  2. says:

    For the most part, I absolutely love this trilogy On the idea front, it s wild with some of the coolest and strangest story combinations, from a life as a movie set to an intentionally perverse Greek Mythos setup to the enormous annihil


  3. says:

    The satellite sized alien Gaea had gone completely insaneShe held control of a complete world with her mindSee Angels,Witches,Zombies,Lesbians,King Kong,Sentient Blimps,Animated cameras,Centaur Titanides, The fountain of Youth,Whales tha


  4. says:

    SPOILER WARNING As I m combining the reviews of all the books in The Gaean Trilogy in this entry for Demon, there may be spoilers ahead though I ll keep them to a minimum With that in mind, I ll get my solid recommendation to read these b


  5. says:

    It strikes me, as I finish up Demon, that John Varley s trilogy is in many ways a mirror image of Arthur Clarke s 2001, a Space Odyssey While both stories begin with humans exploring alien technology in the outer solar system, Clarke s is


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a strange book It s a lot to take in It s got zombies, centaur like creatures, lesbians, witches, a giant Marilyn Monroe and so much .So I read it again


  7. says:

    I review all three books here Titan, Wizard and Demon.Ah, Varley, what am I to do with you First and foremost, this trilogy is highly enjoyable, if quirky and eccentric in some places Varley has a strong sense of how people work and his wisd


  8. says:

    010713 the longest, the slowest, the last, of the Gaea trilogy by Varley there are many emotions evoked by this work, but the first is relief only the first of the three books can really be read independently, and some points of this one dipped severely, but there is relief that it survives certain endemic aspects the fact that apparently everyone has sex to express varied attachments and sex, while never simple, is always positiveso maybe this is a particularly seventies sort of sf cult 010713 the longest, the slowest, the last, of the Gaea trilogy by Varley there are many emotions evoked by this work, but the first is relief only the first of the three books can really be read independently, and some points of this one dipped severely, but there is relief that it survives certain endemic aspects the fact that apparently everyone has sex to express varied attachments and sex, while never simple, is always positiveso maybe this is a particularly seventies sort of sf culture, but i think heinlein heads this way in later works, and there is nothing wrong with sex, but this does not seem to leave room for other ways of characterizing feelings people and their titanide companions, have sex, often, or think about its complications, often, as in wanting sex, denying sex, being troubled by sex bad guys are essentially sex dysfunctional bad guys arepathetic than scaryi do like the format, the conceit, of writing the story as if a collection of films and satirical animals designed to make films, even if they only exist for Gaea, only exist in a pre digital world, even if the results aresurreal than sf fifty foot Marilyn then endless supplies of zombies, capital with gates, walls, streets, all named for movies yes, i recognize the names, the images, the movies quotedof course it is a pleasure to reunite with various characters, but new ones not necessarily that interesting, and they, too, seem to be understood in sexual terms so, much of the book relies on organizing sex, and this is boring possibly interesting for the presumed demographic but there is muchinteresting elaboration of the various creatures, geography, nature, of the wheel s sentient populacedid i mention that sex is a big plot theme i could give this a three because varley does pull it all together, in this and previous books, does end with a real show stopper, does make me glad to have read it even if it is not something likely to reread aside, the three books add up to about a thousand pages so would i rather have it all in one long book or should it be spread out in some interminable series well, this is relief those options are not taken, because one volume would be too dense and difficult to give idea of time passed, and the multi volume series would just go on and on and on


  9. says:

    This is the final volume of the Gaea trilogy by John Varley I found it totally a worthwhile read and the characters were fleshed out enough to be their own and likeable My one and only downer on this was my own failing I ve not read many trilo


  10. says:

    Disappointingly, the most conventional book in the trilogy surprising since it mostly concerns the build up to war with a 50 foot Marilyn Monroe avatar Varley falls back on war novel stuff, half baked politics and too much deliberate withholdin


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