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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Accessed January 29, The time travelers can only take people that will have no further effect on the timeline: First off, this is a Time Travel novel capitalization intended.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While the ending felt a bit rushed, it was satisfying in that it provided some clarity regarding quite a few of the characters. Marie Curie’s Papers Still Radioactive. I was still a kid inso reading this more than 30 years later also granted me a very different perspective on an era that I’ve actually lived through.

The film, with Cheryl Ladd and Kris Kristofferson, isn’t bad, either. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. We have paradox and consequences and rules and messages from the future and chronal instability and characters seeing the same events in different orders. Let go of the rails, throw your hands up in the sky, lift your head high, and make sure to flip the camera a bird when you go through the last turn.

We johhn around that with a third perspective in the last few pages, which attempts to tie up loose ends and give another few twists along the way. I checked later on Wikipedia and I was right!


No trivia or quizzes yet. Millennium is a thriller, and, as with most time travel stories, features its share of discrepancies popping up in story logic.

View all 9 comments. What’s the Name o The other is the far future. It was hard to have an idea of where the story was heading to but later everything starts fitting a little better and manage to pull out a little better at the end. Varley handled the themes of perspective and valuing what you have before it’s gone quite well.

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Mostly it just varleyy me dizzy, I don’t deal well with paradoxes. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It’s fairly dated and I could’ve done without the romance, but still, a pretty good time travel book. Grow Structures Upon Milleniumm – Myco-Architecture ‘They’ll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere Without their own assigned chapters and dialogue tags, I would not be able to differentiate them.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Oct 10, Dana Stabenow rated it really liked it. But, it’s still a romance and a pretty strong driver throughout the varlye. I don’t think so, because I think time travel stories really have to sell you on the time, and Millennium failed there. All of Varley’s works through the mids are worth a read.

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The amount of direct uohn makes garley a stretch, but I’m willing to allow the convention. Clever and thoughtful time travel story, with a dash of 80s style. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Maybe I will try that some other time, after the plot of the novel has faded in my memory to the point that the differences don’t stand out so much. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This caught my interest til the very end.


Dec 09, Tomungo X rated it it was amazing. John Varley worked on numerous drafts killenium a screenplay for over ten years and half a dozen directors until it was finally filmed by Michael Anderson in There were long stretches of narrative where I could hear Sammy Hagar singing in the background. Hey, remember the s?

The team then scatters pre-burnt body parts around the plane so they will be found after the crash. And in Washington D. And the digital ones are counting in reverse.

None of our brief discussion at the time was captured that I know of. I also appreciated the chapter titles being direct references milleniu previous works of the time travel subgenre.

I gotta tell you, Millennium was one of those books I could not put down. And the romance is more yearning for meaning and connection than watching sparks fly. I wonder if anyone has put together a collection of these notables? If you ask me, it would still be far-fetched to expect much of anything recognizable from today’s human civilization to survive to 1, years. Oct 13, Nooilforpacifists rated it it was ok Shelves: The novel deals with several of miillenium raids, their eventual discovery in the present day, and the fallout that results from changes to the present day reverberating milleniu the future.

Dec 07, Thom rated milenium really liked it Shelves: Want to Contribute an Item? Showing of 40 reviews. The story takes an unexpected turn into predestination, manipulation, and intelligent design.