Millennium. In the skies over Oakland, California, a DC and a are about to collide. And in the far distant future, a time-travel team is preparing to snatch. In , John Varley decided to use the concept to attempt to snark at Starting as a short story (“Air Raid”), developing into a script idea, and. John Varley’s Millennium, a novelization of the film disappointment of the same name, which was inspired by a Varley short story*.

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No toadying servomechanisms for millnium. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I’m still not sure why I picked this book up from a little free library. It was well written and while I have my quibbles with it, especially the ending, I didn’t feel irritated. There’s a ton of energy and passion in this book, but somehow it doesn’t quite hang together.

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Millennium (1983) by John Varley

This is a great word; not only is it original, but it’s fun to say. My biggest criticism was the end. Knowing that any disruption in the past may cause irreparable damage to the future, only the imminently doomed are taken. After spending the book alternating between Bill Smith’s and Louise Baltimore’s accounts and never feeling I could trust either one of them completely, the added perspectives brought the story to a good close without descending into “happily ever after” schlock.

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The motivation is great on a character level, too–Louise and the rest of her Snatch Team are sacrificing their own lives for the sake of the rest of the human race, and Jogn investigator Bill Smith’s job and personal curiosity, not to mention his love for Louise, pushes him inevitably toward solving this mystery. Grow Structures Upon Planetfall – Myco-Architecture ‘They’ll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere All of Varley’s works through the mids are worth a read.

Stylewise, the narrative of the future girl was more than that of the guy who was in his 40s then. The film, with Cheryl Ladd and Kris Kristofferson, isn’t bad, either.

For now, a collection of John Varley’s short stories is entering the bottomless pit that is my to read list. Some of them are the result of the filmic nature of the commodity the work is based on. Views Read Edit View history. Review “Best novel I’ve varoey in months”. Would your computer be servile, or just serviceful?

Published by Berkley Books in Additional resources – When a traveler goes back in time, great care must be taken not to disturb the timestream, the chain of events that leads to the future under consideration in the novel. Open Preview Millejium a Problem? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The future team then uses special weapons to stun them before throwing them through the gate.


Ci sono pochi eventi tanto drammatici quanto un incidente aereo, quando poi si ha a che fare con lo scontro tra due aerei si viene gravati da un’impressione di immane catastrofe. Bill SmithLouise Baltimore.

Ultimately what I most liked about this book was Varley himself. Notify me of new comments via email.

The sequels try to take it further, with unconvincing results. A twonky used to mean some anachronistic object left behind during a snatch, but lately people had begun using the word to refer to the paradox situation that object tended mohn generate.

Louise travelled back in time to snatch the soon-to-be-dead passengers off the planes and help resuscitate a far future where lifespans are short and disease rampant. Yeah, I know, I sometimes exhibit impressively low standards.

Nothing too gory, but directly viewed and fairly sobering. Home Glossary Timeline New.

Twonky by John Varley from Millenium

I plan to rewatch the film adaptation in the next few days. Paperbackpages. Most of the chapter titles are named after famous novels and short stories about time travel by other authors, as Varley mentions in the book’s author’s note: A reread was the best way varlsy write a review. It’s proper hard SF as hard as time travel gets, anyway disguised as a gritty Clancy or Crichton thriller—a Shrike in wolf’s clothing.