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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Julian May describes five categories of “metapsychic” powers in the series: The only opportune moment seems their upcoming wedding. Don focuses upon Victor as Denis grows up, seeming to shape him into a vigorous athletic counterpart to Denis’s intellectual fhe.


For example, in MagnificatDenis uses metapsychic coercion to manipulate Rogi to climb Mt. I first got this book, not knowing what it was about, because the title was interesting. Earth ; the Concilium Orban artificial planet constructed by the Lylmik, and the seat of the galactic Council; Hiberniaan Irish-dominated human colony; Caledoniaa Scottish-dominated human colony; Denali thee, a snow-covered planet popular as a holiday destination; bosiless the cosmopolitan human colony planet of Okanagon.

Where the plot really starts to kick in and you start to feel some momentum taking place, is two fold.

Jack the Bodiless

The plot just wasn’t all that interesting. Sep 19, Derek Holmes rated it liked it. The story was split between world building and some well-written scenes that provided most of the interest.

Adventurous souls travel back, and find a world unlike any they jafk imagine. The heart of this book, though, is taken up with the clandestine pregnancy of Teresa Kendall, the birth of Jon Jack Remillard, the adolescence of Marc Remillard, and the birth and growth of Fury and Hydra.

It’s forgivable because the ideas come like a series of tall waves but the adventure elements are skippable. 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.


The alien races were interesting but they played no jaxk role in the book. Many of the principle characters belong to a large family that is in the forefront of human mental and psychic development.

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 Whistling Season, Ivan Doig. At the same time, Victor is plotting with the sociopathic gangster metapsychic Kieran O’Connor to bring down the government with their metapsychic powers.

Although Jack has the outward appearance of a normal human child, his intellect and mental prowess 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.

I didn’t like jump Within the first 13 chapters I realized this book had a fatal flaw — multiple personality disorder. This act of violence gives Rogi the necessary desperation to trigger his operancy, and he vaporises Denis, to his great grief. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Galactic Milieu Series – Wikipedia

The initial four books make up The Saga of Pliocene Exile. The speculative universe didn’t seem that imaginative.

Farsensing is the ability to communicate with others and to sense remotely via metapsychic means, much like telepathyclairvoyanceor remote viewing.

By the third book in the series, Marc has matured into a highly capable metapsychic and is regarded as a Paramount. It makes me reticent to read the next in the series because it might be more of the same.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As for the evolution of the human race, probably not. The Rebellion is thus a Felix culpa.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And so the first paragraph continues with ” What kept me reading was my memories of her earlier works, my own stubbornness and the need to find out more of the origins of Marc Remillard the charismatic human progtagonist from the Pliocene bodilesss.


Julian May’s description of “metapsychic” abilities explicitly refers to the concepts of auras particularly in Part III of Bodilesss and chakras particularly in discussing the feeding of the “Hydra”.

JACK THE BODILESS by Julian May | Kirkus Reviews

Dorothea lives with her father and her brother amid several step brothers and sisters. This is a sociopathic entity that has its own agenda for the Galactic Milieu and the Remillard family in particular. Retrieved from ” https: Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references. A spate of deaths with the same markings harken back to a similar style of killing once done by long departed black sheep brother Victor and as it becomes clear that entity responsible is called “Hydra” and is being directed by another person known as “Fury” all of this somehow managing to not sound like a bad comic book movie its less clear who it really is, something that stymies most of the cast especially when it becomes clear that it has to be a Remillard or.

I didn’t care for how that was done. Open Preview See a Problem? In short – absent is the excitement and action of the Exile Saga or alien and metapsyhic craziness, also absent is the twisting and fascinating unfolding plot of Intervention.

Amidst this dramatic time in Earth’s history and tangled political and social climate an evil entity is born and is stalking the Remillard family and casting doubt as to their validity within bodilesd political sphere by overshadowing their careers with rumours of murder and deception.