Search Results: "Anne McCaffrey"


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FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 4, 1998

"McCaffrey provides a useful plot recap, and this entry—somewhat more conclusive than its predecessors—offers proven allures for series fans."
Third in McCaffrey's series (Freedom's Landing, 1995; Freedom's Choice, 1997) about planet Botany and its diverse population of humans and aliens, including ex-Earth Girl Kris Bjornsen and her aristocratic, renegade Cattani lover, Zainal. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S LANDING by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 1995

"Yes, readers, you've been suckered again."
First of a new series from the author of The Dolphins of Pern (1994), etc. When the Earth is attacked by humanoid, heavy-planet alien Catteni, many of its people are taken to distant worlds and enslaved. Read full book review >

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ACORNA by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1997

"More fantasy than science fiction with a bustling yet flimsy plot, lots of scene-shifting, stereotyped characters, and the McCaffrey hallmark to pull in the crowds."
First of a projected series from the authors of a previous collaboration, PartnerShip (a 1992 mass market). Read full book review >

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CATACOMBS by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Too many half-digested ideas make for an unreadable garble."
When the Barque Cats seek refuge on an inhospitable planet, their problems—and the readers'—are only just starting. Read full book review >

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POWER PLAY by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"A more playful entry than hitherto, but just as gratifying and engaging."
Third of a trilogy (Power Lines, 1994; Powers That Be, 1993) about the sentient planet Petaybee, its rugged but tuned-in, sharing-caring inhabitants, and the disbelieving or indifferent outsiders who wish to grab the planet's mineral wealth, hunt its abundant wildlife, or exploit its plants for new drugs and medicines. Read full book review >

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POWER LINES by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Another charming, fully realized, well-rounded effort, the sole drawback being the ending with its disappointing similarity to the original Powers."
Sequel to the fine sentient-planet yarn Powers That Be (1993). Read full book review >

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THE TOWER AND THE HIVE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1999

"Still, fans of the series will plunge right in."
Fifth and, according to the publisher, last in the SF series (ranging from The Rowan, 1990, to Lyon's Pride, 1994, McCaffrey providing a solidly detailed synopsis) about the descendants of the prodigiously talented Rowan. Read full book review >

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DRAGONSEYE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Comfortably cozy and domestic: an undramatic but meticulously detailed entry that should satisfy most dragonfans."
Another visit to planet Pern (The Dolphins of Pern, 1994, etc.), home of the famous Dragonriders, who—mounted on their genetically engineered, flying native dragons (with whom they form a mental bond)—battle the deadly corrosive lifeform known as Thread that periodically threatens the planet. Read full book review >

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NIMISHA'S SHIP by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Might just about satisfy McCaffrey's least critical fans."
New, independent sf from McCaffrey (Freedom's Challenge, 1998, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE SKIES OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2001

"The saga trundles on, a mild diversion for the legions of dragonfans."
Addition to McCaffrey's already vast saga about planet Pern (The Masterharper of Pern, 1998, etc.), where intelligent, telepathic, fire-breathing dragons and their riders labor to destroy deadly corrosive Thread as it falls from the skies when the malevolent Red Star swings near. Read full book review >

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DAMIA'S CHILDREN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Considerably more substance than hitherto, but shapeless and exasperatingly inconclusive: only series fans need apply."
McCaffrey's third far-future yarn (The Rowan, 1990; Damia, p. 577) in which powerful psychic Talents teleport cargo and people about the galaxy, while leaving themselves ample time for family doings and telepathic chat. Read full book review >