Search Results: "Anne McCaffrey"


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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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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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DRAGON'S TIME by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2011

"A sadly inadequate exemplar of a beloved, classic series that is clearly long past its sell-by date."
Anne and Todd McCaffrey return once too often to the planet Pern, where humans ride telepathic dragons to fight a mindless alien menace. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S KIN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Should charm the young."
Fifteenth in the Dragonriders of Pern series, with McCaffrey's son Todd taking up the dragon reins as co-author and heir. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"The characters are somewhat over-earnest and preachy, but the conversations between natural predators and prey make this an enjoyable."
The young heroes of Changelings (2005) depart the planet Petaybee, then return for more adventure. Read full book review >

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ACORNA’S REBELS by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Ho-hum dialogue and shoddy world-building will turn off all but series fans (who will thrill to former McCaffery collaborator Margaret Ball's tedious appendix about the fake language the characters speak) and cat-fantasy readers, who will adore the cloyingly cute passages about heroic felines."
Alert for SF cat lovers: Acorna, the telepathic teen with the unicorn's horn, rescues a planet of felines and warring humans, both menaced by a plague. 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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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A waste of time for any audience other than young adults."
First in a trilogy spun off from previous books about the sentient planet Petaybee (Power Lines, 1994, etc.), following the adventures of a pair of adorably inquisitive twins. 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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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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PEGASUS IN SPACE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

Sequel to Pegasus in Flight (1990) and To Ride Pegasus (1973), yarns that prequel McCaffrey's Talents series (most recently, The Tower and the Hive, 1999). Read full book review >