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Titan Mass Market Paperback – Apr 15 1987

3.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Reissue edition (April 15 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441813046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441813049
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.3 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"One of the most wonderful reading experiences...comparable to Dune in its scope and surpassing it in the sheer audacity of its invention."

About the Author

John Varley is the author of the Gaean Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Red Thunder, and Mammoth. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his work.

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It's a tremendous novel and as a trilogy it ranks well up there. Unfortunately the Kindle people have some delivery problems so you would be better off purchasing this in other than Kindle format. John Varley's work is great, just not when it's via Kindle.
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This was one of the very first SF books that not only got me over a horrible breakup, but also opened my eyes to the possibility of worlds that exist beyond swords, dragons and magic. Titan is weird, to say the least, and the general ability that Varley has to write eerily real text that effortlessly bends genders and kicks out the legs of conformity likely spurred my own interest with those genderbending immortals of the fantasy setting, the fey. Basically a late 1970s-style space opera - they sure don't make 'em like they used to!

Without getting too much into Spoilertoria, this basically takes place in a plausible near-future until something is discovered in the outer orbit of our solar system. Something big.

And while much of the treatment of sexuality and social mores will likely seem dated to us writing in the twenty-first century, keep in mind that this was written over three decades ago, and was pushing a lot of boundaries when it first came out. It won a Hugo, after all. Definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for something outside of the usual, from a surprisingly fresh perspective.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
These books are nominally sci-fi but really have more of a fantasy flavor, especially the second and third installments in the trilogy. Heroes, gods, monsters, epic quests, nukes, and lots of human-human and human-alien sex. In other words, all the ingredients of a pulp space opera. The series makes good beach reading but parts of it are not for the squeamish, so be warned. The dust jacket of my copy of "Titan" compares it with Frank Herbert's Dune books, which is ridiculous, but all in all these novels aren't a complete waste of time.
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But I finally read the entire trilogy. Titan seems to be out of stock everywhere but Amazon and was well worth the wait.
All the truths that were established in the other two novels are blown completely away. Proof again that the reader is always as ignorant as the narrator.
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