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The City and The Ship (Brainship #4,7)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  1,134 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Two novels in one large volume, both set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang: The City Who Fought: Simeon was bored with running the mining and processing station that made up his "body." Then the invaders came. If anyone was to survive, somehow he must transform his wargaming hobby into the real thing and become The City Who Fought. The Ship Avenged: Ten years later ...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Baen (first published March 1st 2004)
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This is decent light sci-fi.

Of the two novels in this edition, I think The City Who Fought is the better. But then, it was written first and had the advantages of having a new Evil Villain, and a whole space station of new characters. This is the only one of the brain ship series in which the 'brain' is not a ship - Simeon is a space station. It's a story of various people realising what they want isn't what they thought, or the universe isn't arranged how they thought it was, and having to deal
Philena Garey
An exciting book full of action and emotion and even a little bit of religion.

Both books combine to tell the story of the brain ship Simeon, his brawn, and a young orphan, Joat, who is a mechanical and electronics genius. They battle a cruel and merciless race of aliens through both books. The relationships that develop are interesting and genuine. A very compelling book.
Soozie Bea
Great reading!
I really enjoy these brainship books. I only read the first one in this omnibus, since I understand there's not much brainship in the second. Also, I had quite enough of the bad guys after book 1. They are just a bit overly evil. Or maybe not evil, but then overly ambitious and ruthless, and I don't see why the authors had to make them superblack. Overall, this wasn't my favorite brainship book, but there was still a brainship (well, braincity), and I just love the concept.
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The combined book of the City who fought with Simeon in it and the Ship Avenged was good. I enjoyed reading them back to back. I still liked Simeon better as the City who fought. I always wondered why there were no additional follow up stories. Simeon, even though he's just a brain physical, was hot to me. His tenacity and smarts did it for me.
The City and The Ship (Brainship, #4, #7)
McCaffrey, Anne
this book is a combining the stories of two novels
Good follow up to The City Who Fought. Nothing earth-shatteringly new.
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Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 1:30 p.m., in the hour of the Sheep, year of the Fire Tiger, sun sign Aries with Taurus rising and Leo mid-heaven (which seems to suggest an early interest in the stars).

Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two
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