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Demon

Copyright 1984 by John Varley

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I first read this in January 1988.

Cirocco, erstwhile space-captain, now official demon of Themis, is planning war against Gaea, the living ringworld.

The problem is that Gaea, as a living god, is not about to go gracefully into that dark night, and furthermore is quite mad. Gaea is currently obsessed with movies, particularly in the style of the classic Hollywood epics, with thousands of extras and heaps of death and destruction.

This is a very good end to an excellent trilogy. "Titan" was great, "Wizard" superb and this one, well, not quite as good as "Wizard", but of course, if you started the trilogy, you have to finish. I did get a bit bored with all the Pandemonium movie-making malarky, but in the end Varley comes through and it's cool.

Loaded on the 10th December 2001.
    
Cover of Demon
Cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton

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