Pegasus in Flight (The Talent #2)
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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
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
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.
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
We jump forward a few generations and there is a loose plot line but mostly again we are finding/protecting/using the psy talents that are showing up.
Interesting in its own way but not really a story.
I had some issues with pacing (specifically, sometimes I felt McCaffrey went too long without changing to the other storyline).
Overall, pretty good, though I probably won't seek out the rest of the series.
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
2013-07-26. Probably my favorite of the three early Talent books. I love the ...more
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.
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.
This book has two fun characters, both youngsters, and some nice little side-stories with descendants of the original "cast."
This is a great read for any who even mildly likes Sci-Fi.
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