Pegasus in Flight (The Talent #2)
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About this title: Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. She thought she knew everything about her people until two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual--and unexpected--abilities.
I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys reading science fiction, but especially to people who enjoy Anne McCaffrey's writing style. I for one think her style is unmatchable.
This book has two fun characters, both youngsters, and some nice little side-stories with descendants of the original "cast."
Two young talents have been discovered and this is the story of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center’s fight to find them, bring them in, and train them. Of course, nothing ever goes easily when dealing with talents, especially when trying to find and protect Tirla, an illegal child (born without government permission) living in a “Linear” (a sort of ghetto for the poor ...more
As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center.
Feisty and streetwise, twelve-year-old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, w
2013-07-26. Probably my favorite of the three early Talent books. I love the ...more
Just to start with: the book expresses some truly nasty assumptions about people from south and west Asia -- "Neesters," in the slang of the book -- up to and including characters blessing a much older man essentially claiming a 12-year-old girl ...more
As the second book in an absolutely fabulous series, "Pegasus in Flight" continues the story of 'Talent', moving into the future in such a way as to be absolutely believable. Imminent exploration of space, and discovery of new forms of psychic powers combine to put the reader on notice that there is more to come in the rest of the series.
The only good bit of writing was when one girl ate a fresh green pepper. If not for that passage, this book would get zero stars.
Well. Yes and no. It's incredibly creepy to see the novel treating its dystopia as a utopia. For example, the government enforces mandatory sterilization for all the poor slum-dwellers, and all the heroic characters denigrate those poor breeders who keep selling their i ...more
The writer provides a deeper look into the lives of talents, how the general public treats them and the struggles they have to go through to be accepted. The talents are much more established in the workforce and highly coveted at this point. The talent genes have been able to spread enough to begin to bring about new talents that the "experts" do not know how to handle ...more
This is the next generation twice removed from To Ride Pegasus. The Center for Talents is well established, but still has struggles to contend with in an untalented world. This book introduces two children from different backgrounds who are discovered to be talented. Their lives connect and are interwoven in the lives of the Talented at the Jerhatten Center on the estate inherited from George Jenner in the first book. There are gripping eme ...more
Tirla lives in the dens and warrens of the Linears, large 'projects' the blanket the metro center now called Jerhattan (New Jersey and Manhattan have combined to form one massive city.) She makes a living through her un ...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 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 ...more