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Demon cover Demon by John Varley

Published by Ace Books

Reviewed by Leigh Kimmel

This novel concludes the Titan trilogy. Ninty years have passed since humanity first discovered Gaia, the artificial worldlet in orbit around Saturn. Its controlling intelligence, also known as Gaia, has been going senile for millenia. Now she has crossed the line to madness.

Meanwhile, humanity has taken its own peculiar sort of madness to its logical end and started a nuclear war. In her twisted way Gaia has tried to help, sending organic spaceships to collect survivors and ferry them to herself. However she is also up to no good on other fronts.

Soon Cirocco Jones, the original discoverer of Gaia, is leading a war against the insane world-mind. But how does one fight a war against a god who literally controls the vital functions of an entire world?

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This review posted October 18, 2000

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