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Power Lines (Petaybee #2)

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Yanaba Maddock's short-lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee and its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting and wounding--or even killing--the world she had come to love. For Intergal persisted in denying that Petaybee was sentient, and nothing would stop it from stripping the o ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 31st 1995 by Del Rey (first published 1994)
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Hilary
Feb 12, 2010 Hilary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The first book was almost magical: people and animals living in harmony with their world. Now reality begins to creep in, through the greed and selfishness of people who prefer to manipulate others and gather to themselves more than they need, and Peytabee won't stand for it.
Jerry
Nov 23, 2016 Jerry rated it liked it
A good sci-fi yarn; could have done without the profanity and sexual content, though.
Al
From Publishers Weekly

In this sequel to Powers That Be , the hardworking inhabits of the sentient planet Petaybee continue their struggles with the magnates controlling Intergal Company. While chairperson Dr. Whittaker Fiske has been convinced of the planet's intelligence--and the necessity of negotiating with it--other members of the board believe that he and the Petaybeans are suffering from a collective delusion. Two representatives arrive to investigate: the first, Marmion de Revers Algeme

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Brian Schiebout
Oct 25, 2013 Brian Schiebout rated it really liked it
Power Lines by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the second book set in the Petaybee Universe. This book continues from where the last book leads off however the company has caused more problems again. While Dr. Fiske agrees with the natives that the planet is sentient the view is not shared by his son who manages to get the company to send out their prized trouble maker Matthew Luzon to try open the world for mining. At the same time certain dissident factions exist on the world w ...more
Douglas Milewski
Nov 13, 2016 Douglas Milewski rated it it was ok
Power Lines (1994) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Scarborough is a narrative catastrophe continuing the Petaybee storyline. In this book, the plot line disintegrates into incoherence, but does eventually stumble about to a conclusion of sort.

In the first book of this series, Anne and Elizabeth showed how they could world together to build a fun world, even if the results were sort of blah. In this book, they struggle back and forth over who has the plot line, demonstrating exactly how not to to
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Alysha DeShaé
Feb 16, 2011 Alysha DeShaé rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
My full review is here on my personal website. I'll post my conclusion here, though:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

As with “Powers That Be,” the missing half-star is because of Yana and Sean. I never really see their relationship working romantically. Maybe it’s just the way my mind works or something, but I can’t quite put them together as the perfect couple. And just an FYI, by “perfect couple” I do not mean the kind that never fights and always gets along. I mean the couple that works through their prob
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Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Feb 21, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy readers
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: me
Yanaba's short-lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee & its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting, wounding, or killing the world she had come to love. For Intergal persisted in denying that Petaybee was sentient, and nothing would stop it from stripping the ore-rich planet. Only solid evidence would convince the company to leave the planet alone, and for all its sentience, Petaybee's communicatio ...more
BobA707
May 03, 2013 BobA707 rated it liked it
Summary: A self aware planet vs greedy company. Enjoyed this second book, but the subject matter not really changed from the first and the surprise element is missing. Its dated a bit as well, wish I had read it when it came out.

Plotline: Its OK, and comes together, but their are stupid weaknesses that should have been avoided.

Premise: Interesting and workable

Writing: Consistenely very good, simple.

Ending: Good climax, happy ending, no need to read the next in the series (and I won't at least fo
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I'm thinking this is a social commentary with heavy environmentalist leanings. When I read this, I was in total agreement and outrage. Now as I look back, it's not that I'm in agreement with the mining, I'm not. But I wonder if it is really this black and white. Is there a way to communicate with the planet for her to "deliver" the goods wanted without damaging the planet? Regardless, this was a fun read. Yanaba is now fighting for the planet ...as if we didn't guess that would happen.
Ellie
Dec 04, 2014 Ellie rated it really liked it
Some officials from Integral insist that the planet Petaybee is not sentient and that the colonists are actively sabotaging company efforts to mine. In this book, we see more of the planet. Many of the peoples are like those in Kilcoole, but some have gone amazingly astray by following a zealot or disgruntled, former Integral employees.
Catsalive
Feb 22, 2015 Catsalive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The plot thickens & Yana is starting to realise that Petaybee may be sentient. There are still a lot of people who couldn't care less & just want to get their hands on the planet's mineral resources. The development of the characters continues & Petaybee consciousness starts to mature.

Not quite as good as the first book, but still a good read.
Luisa
Jun 28, 2013 Luisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing that didn't do it for me on this book, was that after a huge ordeal, the final solution was actually quite simple, but then, there is a third book, so it may not be so simple after all! :)
I always love Anne McCaffrey's books, because they are filled with strong, impressive women, and they are sci-fi. So, girl power in space! :D love it :D
Cinders
The book was okay, although I think it needs a second read-through to understand a few 'busy' bits. So many characters, and the scenes changed often. It was hard to get to know their roles well enough - especially the Intergal people.
Theresa
Jul 23, 2011 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Power Lines (Petaybee, #2)
McCaffrey, Anne
continuing the story of yara, who has to fight the powers that be to save her adopted planet from distruction while the planet is just beging to communicate directly with man
Nixxiud Sionnach
Great book!

As usual, I have enjoyed, all the books I have read by Anne Mccaffrey. This 2nd book is just as wonderful as the first one!
I would recommend this book, and the first, to anyone!
Lorri-lynne
Aug 07, 2011 Lorri-lynne rated it did not like it
THIS REVIEW APPLIES TO THE AUDIO FROM AUDIBLE.COM ONLY

The book is good - the abridgement is good - the reader and/or sound quality of the files from Audible.com is beyond poor.

Read the book - don't bother with the audio.
Jon
Oct 05, 2011 Jon rated it really liked it
Shelves: mccaffrey
My last book of 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite a fun series and I'll never stop laughing about Harrison's Fjord.
Crystal
Apr 15, 2009 Crystal rated it it was ok
good, but as the second in a series, it didn't inspire me to finish the set. I started getting bored with the characters.
Kim
Feb 28, 2015 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-to-read
A sequel series to the first, this one goes more into detail of other regions of Petaybee. An enjoyable read.
Serena
May 02, 2013 Serena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Jana
Jan 16, 2008 Jana rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Wow! A sentient planet that asserts its wishes. I look forward to the next in the series (this was the second, as far as I can tell).
Sharon
This is a solid sequel to the Petaybee series. Having learned that the planet is senitent, Yana sides with its inhabitants against her corporate bosses.
Kaylynn Johnsen
Jun 21, 2009 Kaylynn Johnsen rated it liked it
I liked the first book, this one had me gritting my teeth about a few things and I wasn't sure if I would even read the next one or not.
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Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.

Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High Scho
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