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Twentieth Century Limited Industrial Design Meikle Temple Press Book 1979, Mid Century, Machine Age

By John Varley.
First Printing. Book Club Edition, 1979.
Berkley Publishing Corporation.
Hardbound with Dust Jacket.
Dust Jacket Cover Art by Ron Wolotsky.
Freff interiior full page illustrations, approximately 16 full page intricate line drawings including Interior Maps, Cirocco Jones, and other wonderful drawings.
277 pages.

The word aptly describes this big, new SF novel by the the Hugo nominee. In the tradiition of Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama", and Larry Niven's "Ringworld", Varley has created an extraordinary setting for fantastic adventure.

In Titan, Varley has embarked on a masterwork, the creation of Gaea, the Titan, an astronomically huge creature in orbit around the planet Saturn.

Captain Cirocco "Rocky" Jones and her crew soon realize that the awesome object they have found can only be an artifact of alien intelligence. Abandoning all previous plans, the Ringmaster sets about investigating the enormous wheel shaped structure.
But before they even have a chance to establish orbit around it, Gaea sends out tentacles, pulls the Ringmaster apart, and draws the crew deep inside its bowels.
Gaea works her mysteries on their minds.

After a period of time, Rocky and her crew are disgorged into the Titan's incredible internal world - an organic kaleidoscope of a fairyland which they share with centaurs, hapies, angels, mudfish, and other strange things that sail through the sky - and other indescribable products of a Disneyesque imagination.

The book won the Locus Award for Science Fiction in 1979 and 1980.
Nominated for a Nebula in 1979 and Hugo in 1980.

The Dust Jacket is in Very Good to Excellent Condition.On the back dj cover there are two small discolor marks at the upper opening edge and lower opening corner
The Hardbound book is in-between Excellent to Near Mint condition. No rips, no handwriting, no creases. The book has: tight binding of the book cover to pages, tight spine, tight pages to each other and to the spine, squared corners, with just slight amount of vintage wear, a quite small discolor mark at the very very bottom edge of the first six pages up to the title page - with the patina of age, space and time.

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The Past Meets The Present reading forward into the culPOPture Future.

John Varley TITAN Berkley Publishing 1979 Hardbound, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Harpies, Fairyland, Gaea, Art by Freff, Wolotsky


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