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Centaurs who live on one of Saturn's moons?


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Initial post: Feb 28, 2013 9:51:42 PM PST
linzgrov says:
I can't remember the name of a book I want to quote, about Centaurs who live on maybe titan, or a moon of Saturn anyway, who live in "families" with around 6 different specifically specialized members. Anybody?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 10:11:44 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
might be Varley's "Titan"

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 3:56:05 AM PST
Check out a sci-fi/fantasy author named Jack Chalker, or perhaps Piers Anthony. Both of these writers tend to mix it up somewhat (sci-fi and fantasy) and have tons of books each (as series and stand-a-lones)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 5:17:56 PM PST
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Captain says:
Tom, have you read Titan? I've seen it mentioned before, and have considered it, but the reviews seem to suggest that the emphasis is on aberrant sexuality instead of space exploration. That wouldn't be my cup of tea. The premise of an alien space station sounds good.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 6:41:32 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
I have read it and I thought it was fairly weak--the series is a little too phat and bloated for my tastes, but I loved "Steel Beach" and "Ophiuci Hotline".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 8:55:20 PM PST
Captain says:
Thanks.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 10:02:02 PM PST
If you haven't read Varley before, you probably ought to start with his short story collections, especially Persistence of Vision.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 6:25:56 AM PST
linzgrov says:
S'cuse me, are you talking about The Sirens of Titan?
LIndsay

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 6:29:41 AM PST
linzgrov says:
Thanks, Sabooski.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 8:15:04 AM PST
Tom Rogers says:
Hi Lindsay, we are talking about John Varley's "Titan", which may well be the book you are looking for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(John_Varley)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 3:07:24 PM PST
Lord Baal says:
Not entirely fair to say that the "emphasis is on aberrant sexuality". The reproductive system of the centaurs was complex and dysfunctional because they were a species incompetently cobbled together by the unhinged brain that ran the station.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 7:26:08 PM PST
Captain says:
My post clearly says "the reviews seem to suggest that the emphasis is on aberrant sexuality". The reviews.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 8:18:18 PM PST
linzgrov says:
Thanks, Tom!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 4:42:34 AM PST
Ronald Craig says:
And @ was simply pointing out that "aberrant sexuality" may not mean what you might assume. You can't judge a book by the reviews alone. The only way to know for certain is to read it for yourself.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 11:41:17 AM PST
sprinter says:
Having read the series, the term "abberant sexuality" is accurate. Nothing wrong with that. Having just read many of the reviews, "abberant sexuality" is a mild way to put the reviewers' observations and criticisms.

Have to agree with Tom, it's OK, nothing special.
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