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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Viitorul imaginat de autor e It alternates between the first vvarley perspective of two characters, one contemporary to the timeframe when most of the action takes place, one from the time traveller from the distant future. Millennium is right out of that world.

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InJohn Varley decided to use the concept to attempt to snark at social and environmental concerns of the late 20th century. It was my understanding the novel followed the film, rather than being an expansion of the short story which was then adapted for film.


The ending, with both a culmi Clever and thoughtful time travel story, with a dash of 80s style. As such incidents leave no survivors to report interference and change the timeline, they can freely remove the living but soon-to-die victims, and replace them with convincing corpses they have manufactured in the future.

If you had a BC, a computer that could pass the Turing test, millenium would you have it serve you? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Dressed to look like flight attendants, they begin to bluff the passengers into entering the bathroom where they are pushed into the gate, to arrive in the future.


The story follows Louise Baltimore, who is in charge of a “snatch team” that goes back into the past to kidnap people who would otherwise die. Its a good story from a science fiction point of view. Because of the time-traveling nature of the book, it is also presented out of chronological order, but I never had any trouble piecing together where I was, or what was going on.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. After spending the book alternating between Bill Smith’s and Louise Baltimore’s accounts and jonn 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.

Grow Structures Upon Planetfall – Myco-Architecture ‘They’ll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere Three because the author seems to be from the Heinlein school in that he thinks a vzrley and thoughtful science fiction idea trumps good writing. Ultimately what I most liked about this book was Varley himself.

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It’s more than a puzzle story, but the puzzle emphasis is huge think Connie Willis for a more modern example. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The first-most used, first most-uninspired motivation is aggravated rape, because, as we all know, only dead children and sexual assault will move a woman to action.

John Varley was born in Austin, Texas. It felt rushed and unnecessary, and I don’t think the recontextualization added to my enjoyment at all. Michael Moorcock, in Behold the Manused time travel to tell a personal story of religious proportion, and fellow New Wave writer Robert Silverberg commented upon authoritarianism and isolation in Hawksbill Station. A side note regarding the film.

Knowing that any joohn in the past may cause irreparable damage to the future, only the imminently doomed are taken. No toadying servomechanisms for me.


I was still a kid inso reading this more than 30 years later also granted me a milleenium different mullenium on an era that I’ve actually lived through. He has written several novels and numerous short stories. Varley is no SF poseur. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here September 1, at 7: After large numbers of people disappear, the remaining passengers become suspicious. Yeah, I know, I sometimes exhibit impressively low standards.

Dec 07, Thom rated it really liked it Carley Posted by Jesse at 8: The main character from the future constantly refers Hm. While the ending felt a bit rushed, it was satisfying in that it provided some clarity regarding quite a few of the characters. None of our brief discussion at the time was captured that I know of.

Want to Contribute an Item? Nov 03, Kelby Caldwell rated it it was ok. Books by John Varley. The film, with Cheryl Ladd and Kris Kristofferson, isn’t bad, either. Set up a giveaway.

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One person found this helpful. Twitter Reddit Facebook Tumblr. The revelations to these mysteries are never mind-blowing, but they are interesting, well-paced, and well-plotted. If you think about them too much, your head will hurt. May 25, Lyn rated it liked it. Oct 13, Nooilforpacifists rated it it was ok Shelves: Two, I said I wanted security here, and by that I meant keeping the press away from us until we had something to say.