The Ship Who Sang (Brainship #1)
This book brings together several short stories about Helv...more
The Ship Who Sang has characters that it's much easier to root for, and the scientific ideas are progressive and unique. But. Helva is exceedingly naive for someone of her experience. S...more
First, the table of contents:
The Ship Who Sang
The Ship Who Mourned
The Ship Who Killed
The Partnered Ship.
The book, in other words, is a collection of short stories. McCaffrey did write novels, but this isn't one. But since all the stories at least involve the 'br...more
"'My energy group is excited to experience the total pressure dominances of these envelopes,' the Manager replied, emanating the lavender-purples Helga equated with pleasure in Corviki."
Aliens are created a bit lazily sometimes - was it James Blish...more
Обман – это то, что мы создаем, а вовсе не то, во что верим.
Итак, произведение описывает нам будущее, век удивительных земных технологий, целиком и полностью направленных на продление жизни, чего бы это ни стоило. Главная героиня, Хельва, должна была погибнуть из-...more
I'd expect little else from Anne McCaffrey, as usual she doesn't disappoint. The short-story breaks mean that at times this book jarred me out of full-immersion, with a swift ending. Additionally, at times, I f...more
Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved and implanted into the titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner, to soar with her through the daring adventures and exhilarating escapades in space.About the Author
Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of
"The encase us in titanium shells, place the shells...more
I'm still glad I read it, because it IS classic science fiction. It...more
Oh yes, I recognized the downsides. It "objectivizes people with disabilities," or some such. It is "Gnosticism 101," completely separating body and… Spirit? Soul?
Anne McCaffery is a novelist, not a theologian. She was one of the first novelists that I read that had a WOMAN with a disability as a first rate Hero. I enjoyed it the first...more
Watching Helva from birth to beyond was fun. I wish Mrs. McCaffrey would have added more stories, but she ties up the loose ends nicely in the last one, while opening to new flights of the imagination.
If I had to pick one, I think the first one is the best, though Helva gets more seasoned as she goes. It's the first time she deals with having a partner and with death, and the latter, while driving her on, also makes h...more
I love the premise, but I couldn't get past the third story, which featured a religious movement, based on the songs of Bob Dylan.
How much crappy writing must a reader read, before he realizes a writer's work is no good...The answer my frien...more
Though obviously SciFi in nature, Anne McCaffrey makes it hard for the reader not to associate with, and embrace her characters.
I recommend this book with massive intensity, regardless of your genre inclinations. This one goes way up there! Way way up there!
BTW, it's a series of books. You might want to read them all when you're do...more
Космическая фантастика для девушек высокого качества - так я могла бы кратко охарактеризовать книгу. Но это настолько сухое и плоское объяснение, которое нис...more
I read a lot of Anne McCaffrey when I was younger, and some of her stuff is definitely for young adults, but I think she has some really interesting lesser known stories and this is one of them. This book is actually a collection of all the short stories about Helva (the ship who sang) named after the first short story. They flow fairly nicely if I remember correctly though, and I consider them basically a series.
Title: The Ship Who Sang
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Pages: 248 all told...more
The Pern stories are often mistaken for fantasy, because they involve dragons, although they're really science fiction despite the trappings. The Ship Who Sang is more classical science fiction--could be even called space opera--but what...more
This book was just simply a great read and extraordinarily well-written. The plot lines in each c...more
The setup of this book is slightly strange: it consists of 6 chapters that feel like short s...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