Freedom's Landing (Catteni #1)
Kris Bjornsen has been taken captive and finds herself dumped with many others on an empty planet--but one of the Catteni masters missed his ride back. Now Kris takes on a leadership role and has to help figure out how to protect these people and also what to do with the Catteni trappe ...more
It dives right in when Kris an escaped human slave on a strange planet, encounters Zainal, a Catteni (the aliens who invaded Earth and took a bunch of humans off-planet as slaves), who is on the run ...more
The group has to deal with plenty of normal concerns, as well as hostility toward the Catteni (the race that invaded Earth), Zainal, who is deposited with them. Kris, a survival expert, ...more
This turns out to be the first of four, not sur ...more
I like Anne McCaffrey. Sometimes I really like her heroines and sometimes it takes them awhile to grow on me. But with Kris, I liked her immediately. She's got the know-how, instinct, wit, and good judgment.
Though she does something stupid (in my opinion but critical to the development book) in the first 20ish pages, I don't hold that against her. And I don't think anyone ...more
The story: Kris was abducted in Denver when Earth (Terra) was attacked by aliens. Later, in Barevi, she steals a ground ship (this isn't spoilers, it all happens in the first paragraph), but then... the story reall ...more
Things that I noticed were the narrator's attitude toward rape - how male rape seemed to be so cavalierly rejected/made fun of. I realize that this is an old book, and at the time of it being written, the attitude toward the subject was probably "male rape doesn't happen," but still, reading it from my perspective now, i ...more
Kris Bjornsen was going about her day at Denver University when the Catteni attacked Earth. Scooping up citizens by the thousands from 50 cities around the world the Catteni ships took their new slaves to Barevi, a planet used by the Catteni for R&R and a depot for their purloined goods from around the galaxy. Kris manages to escape her new ‘master’ and is hiding out in the wilds of Barevi when a chance encounter with Zainal, an Emassi (or high ranking Catteni) ...more
Catteni (or "Cats") is the name of an alien species that has a habit of kidnapping humans (and others) and dropping them on (presumably) unused planets to see if they're inhabitable (non-Catteni = canaries in the coal mine). Kristin Bjornsen, a fe ...more
With a tale of human and other slaves abandoned by harsh masters on an ostensibly deserted planet, McCaffrey begins another highly readable series about successful survival in difficult circumstances. Kristin Bjornsen, an escaped human slave on the planet Barevi, saves one of the Catteni masters, Zainal, from being killed in a blood feud. When she tries to return him to the capital city, she is caught in a roundup of troublemakers designated for colonization duty. Among t
Aliens have invaded earth. Kris has been enslaved like many others and transported far away to another planet. Through some coincidences, she is rounded up with hundreds of other slaves, hu ...more
I had high hopes for this book since I like The Dragonriders of Pern but this book falls far short.
The basic premise is that humans have been enslaved by a race called the Cattani. The first human we meet is Kris who has escaped and is living in a jungle. A crashed ship draws her attention and she finds a Cattani injured. She helps him but he tries to attack her so she knocks him out and tries to l ...more
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two ...more