It begins with humankind's exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling - because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers...and transforms all who enter.
©1979 John Varley; (P)2008 Audible
I need more ears!
What can I say. I'm so disappointed that this series was completely ruined by a bad narrator. I wanted to revisit this world, while I wait for the next Koban book, but I just can't take this persons pedantic, and "reading a bedtime story," cadence. It's time to re-release this one.
In the meantime, I'm going to go buy it on Kindle. It's better than nothing -- which is what this recording does for me.
High on the list
the main character successfully carried you thru
my first Allyson Johnson book
The cover says the greatest epic of our time. The story really is just a hodgepodge of Ringworld, Rainbow Mars, greek mythology, and Xena. The book was OK since I only paid $4.95 for it. I am glad that I didn't use a full credit. I also grew tired of the lesbianism and anti-male sentiments written into the story.
I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.
I would put it near the top of my second tier. I thought it was really good and I plan on reading the rest of the series.. I purchased it based on recommendation from an audible listener I follow (Michael) and I agree with his overall assessment. Initially I thought it was a bit juvenile but as the story went on I found myself contextualizing it in the era it was written and found it to be charming and entertaining. Not heavy handed or dark, but well plotted, clever and a lot of fun.
This is my first reading of Varley and overall II thought it was great. You just have to realize that this is classic, Sci Fi from the 1970's and though I wouldn't cal it dated it is emblematic of that classic period in Sci FI. Good stuff.
Sciraco is probably the template for many strong female leads. I grew to like her and she really drives the whole story.
She was stunning in Hyperion, and she is equally good here. the material is less heavy, almost light hearted and she does a great job.
Read the book instead!!!!!!
Great production, Good story, well worth the credit. Escapist Sci Fi at its best.
i like the creativity however it was too technical for me to listen to while i'm at work bcuz so much of the book was just describing the torus in such a way that i felt i needed to be an architect to really visualize what john varley was trying to to convey
i liked that she accurately fluctuated her voice depending on which character she was reading from.
yes. me! (why not?) *shrugs*
Although Titan is rather old in SYFI it is still an excellent read and will probably not go out of style for another 25 years.
The young woman who showed such bravery in the face of adversity.
Cimbing the great "Root tree" to the top of the world.
Loved it in print 25 years ago. Still a great book.
I gave up after almost two hours. What I read was very similar to C. S. Lewis' "Out of the Silent Planet" (1965). Lewis can be forgiven for writing a slow Sci-Fi book almost 50 years ago. Varley tries to compensate by throwing in some sex scenes, but it wasn't enough to keep me listening. Fortunately, the book only cost me $4.95, so I can't complain....
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