The first time I read Titan (for I have since lost count of how many times I have pulled it down from my bookcase), I stayed up all night gobbling page after page this epic. Capt. Cirocco Jones and the rest of the crew, are quite literally hijacked by a planet, a living contruct-God called Gaia. They are thrust without food, clothing, or shelter, as naked as newborns into an alien environment. I mean what do YOU do when you find yourself living in a God, which is quite possibly insane? Varley is definitely on my top ten list of SF authors. He is funny, cynical and sexy. I DO suggest that if you read TITAN, have WIZARD and DEMON available as well. You won't you be fit company for anyone until you can find out what happens next. Trust me, I know.