Pegasus in Space (The Talent #3)
Scenes jump around jerkily: an event like a long-foretold marriage gets a couple of disconnected paragraphs, while kids are born and grow years between si...more
In the meantime, an orphaned five-year-old girl named Amariyah, is found after the floods in Bangladesh. When it’s discovered she has a lot of as-yet-unknown Talent she is brought back to the Center and raised by Dorotea. There are sinister machinations goi...more
McCaffrey gives into some of her worst urges here. For instance, she labors over long conversations in meeting rooms about not much at all. It's common for books to have a spot somewhere in the middle where the story lags, but the entire last hundred page of this novel were dreadful, with only brief action perhaps twice.
Also, it's quite disjointed, with a description of life in...more
The third and last of the Pegasus series, linked very decidedly to the Tower series which follows but which were written first, Pegasus in Space remains a reasonably self-contained novel. It is about the adolescence of Peter Reidinger, an important if slightly peripheral character in the later novels.
The book is dedicated to Christopher Reeves, the Superman actor who was disabled in an accident, and is the story of how Reidinger regains his ow...more
In a triumphant career spanning more than thirty years, Anne McCaffrey has won the acclaim of critics, the devotion of millions of fans, and awards too numerous to mention. Her bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® series is counted among the masterpieces of modern science fiction, a work whose popularity continues to grow as new generations of readers discover the literary magic only Anne McCaffrey can provide. Now that magic is back, displayed as breathtakingly as ever in the exciting and long-awa...more
I enjoyed this book and liked following the devolpment of Peter. The detail that was included about Peters health was both very realistic and very reavealing about his character. Having read the tower and the hive series before I found it interesting to trace the emergence of people, places and companies that feature in that series. I liked the vision of life in space.
I did find some of the detail...more
Peter Reidinger was the most brilliant and powerful telepath and telekinetic yet discovered on earth. He was also barely 15 year old and a paraplegic who 'moved' his body through kinesis. When the telepaths of earth suspected a plot to take over Padrugoi, the newly manned space station, they realized they needed his unique gifts to foil the insane plans of Barchenka, the space construction manager, but even they didn't realize how strong were his abilities to read the minds of those abou
It's a little saccharine and a little short on substance, but still entertaining.
Ms. McCaffery does a wonderful job of creating a world modern day can relate to with the "fantastic" of mental powers and explinations of how they might work. Semiliar to her crystal line a pitch, a tone, is brought to the attention to tune to the abilities of the mind and to that ability to explor...more
This is a sci-fi novel but as with all good writing it deals with human nature good, bad, and ugly. By using mental powers to communicate and transpo...more
This has more of the Talented men and women with extraordinary mental powers. The characters are so engaging that I "see" the scene in the book more than I read the words. This first happened with me while reading "The Hobbit" in the mid 1960s and it is always a treat to find another book and author that can do t...more
2013-07-28. Excellent even though I've re-read it many, many times. I love watching Peter grow up.
I did like it, sometimes the technobabble washed over me but mostly I enjoyed the story. I liked the story about Peter and his learning about himself. I also liked the sneaky musical reference.
a great story of mankind and the strength with in us
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