At any rate, this is a great book typical of this era of science fiction writing, and has long been one of my favorites. I actually ow ...more
I remember reading this book really out of obligation. I remember the whole waking up after being in chryo freeze way too long, but I don't remember anything really coming out of the main characters adventures. I was disappointed to see that Sassinak wasn't even part ...more
I usually seek out women authors, especially in the male dominated field of science fiction. When I buy a highly reccommended book that's part of a series and then discover the author/publisher has put out a book without an ENDING, sorry Anne, but if you don't respect me enough to write a complete stand alone story I'm never going to buy the next one in the "series", or for that matter, any other books from you!
It's high school english after all. A book is supposed to have a beginning, ...more
This book did not start out promising, with a badly-handled scene change in the form of a maudlin reminiscence that subtly transforms into the actual scene, containing among other things the unappealing neologism "spacefare". In the second chapter, some amateurish mental therapy is infli ...more
I read The Mystery of Ireta: Dinosaur Planet & Dinosaur Planet Survivors and all of The Planet Pirates Omnib ...more
Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil know the so-called 'planet pirates' were capable of terrible things. But - also like every other citizen of the Federation - she never in her heart of hearts believed that anything would happen to her. When pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger, Lunzie does not panic. Keeping her head, she makes it to a lifeboat and decides not to worry. She will spend a month or two in cryogen
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