Jack The Bodiless (Galactic Milieu Trilogy, Vol 1) [Julian May] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rogi Remillard, a member of the powerful. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. May’s newest series, following from her two Jack the Bodiless (Galactic Milieu Trilogy Book 1) by [May, Julian]. Jack the Bodiless (Galactic Milieu Trilogy) [Julian May] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the year , Earth stood on the brink of.

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This line begins with twins Rogatien Rogi and Donatien Donwhose mother died giving birth to them. Hydra consists of four formerly five metapsychics who can mind-meld into a powerful vampiric metaconcert when not leading their normal lives.

This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat In its strongest form, it can involve permanent changes of matter from one kind to another, as when Jack creates flowers from waste.

The Lylmik LIL-mik [3] are the oldest race in the Galaxy, having been shepherded to mental Unity or “coadunation” by the entity known as Atoning Unifex. Marc realises that Rogi is the only family member who would be empathetic enough to help, and recruits him for this purpose. It was just good enough for me to finish, but when it was over I realized it was total garbage.

The only opportune moment seems their upcoming wedding. While we see some familiar Remillard faces the beauty of immortal characters is you can do a generational story while picking and choosing who gets to stick around without having to resort to “Gasoline Alley” methods and either fudge ages or pray that no one can do matheveryone who isn’t immortal has pretty much died off by the time we get around to this novel, meaning we’re faced with either descendants or totally new characters, which appears to be a bit of a double edged sword, both refreshing and confusing things I can’t say missing anyone who died but all of the Remillards tend to blur together as they expand.


Jack the Bodiless

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Rogi is a milder mannered man, who becomes sterile through mumps. Denis is a precocious child, and quickly learns to master boidless metapsychic faculties, greatly exceeding those of Rogi and Don, in addition to excelling intellectually.

This is the first book of The Galactic Milieu Trilogy. I seem to remember these being less clear the first time around, but it is difficult to really say with any degree of certainty by this stage. jzck

Jack the Bodiless (Galactic Milieu, book 1) by Julian May

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I, The Galactic Milieu Trilogy. Although Jack has the outward appearance of a normal human child, his intellect and mental bodjless rapidly set him apart from the rest of humankind, as does the fact that his body begins to generate inoperable and incurable tumours that are slowly overwhelming him.

The story was split between world building and some well-written scenes that provided most of the interest.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with any good science fiction writer a lot goes into establishing time and place.

Jack the Bodiless, Julian May

May is at her best when she is dealing with interpersonal dynamics and intergalactic politics. As for the Science Fiction can be a fun genre to explore. One of the conditions of being accepting into the Galactic Milieu was the imposition of reproductive restrictions that I think most people would find onerous and oppressive—basically, if you have a defective genome as decided by the Simbiarino kids for you.


After several events, Denis manages to briefly gain control from his Fury persona, and communicates with Cyndia. Other books in the series. The newest member of the family is Jack, a mentally precocious infant who is off the charts in what May calls, operant ability, or the capacity to function in mental and psychic realms most humans have yet to achieve.

Rogi and Denis start to search for people with similar powers. May wisely never forgets that as smart as he is he’s still a baby and while that may conjure images of the homicidal baby from “Family Guy”, she manages to conjure a character that’s smart and confident and very curious. Still, I will read the second book and then decide whether to keep looking for the third one.

One of my favorite books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dorothea lives with her father and her brother amid several step brothers and sisters.

Despite the fact that Jack possesses each of the five higher mindpowers also known as metafaculties at the highest known level Paramount Grand Masterhe is incapable of effecting change in his own physiology. The settings, especially in Exiles are fabulous. Due to this fact, I never felt a great connection to any of the characters.