I did like the idea of the heroine's fa...more
Parts of Nimisha's Ship are reminiscent of the melodramatic intrigue and romance among lords and ladies in Anne McCaffrey's first SF novel, (1967). Here, though, danger and drama are downplayed while the course of true love--plus the joy of friendship--moves to center stage. Nimisha, heir to her mother's wealth and high status, tomboyishly prefers the spaceship yards of her absentee father. She sneaks off to work with him and emerges as a gifted ship designer. One day, testin
Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense, a First Family scion familiar with concepts such as “body-heir” and “Necklace Ceremony,” is found to have an unusual aptitude for mechanics and design – an aptitude fostered by her sire, the owner of a profitable, two-hundred-year-old Shipyard. On what should have been a routine test run, Nimisha encounters an unforeseen circumstance which catapults her into an unknown section of space.
Nimisha is the Body Heir of a powerful woman who has the courage and ability to separate herself from what is expected of one of her class and birth.
She shows talent for designing space ships and is able to have the life she wishes, doing so.
On a trial run shakedown cruise of her latest design, she is lost in space. The book deals with how she copes with her new, alternate lifestyle.
the remarkable story of how a girl faces the ods, and finds her calling, the power of her wold is related to relation between people and their world. i love her drama inheritance in her books. a wonderful story of adventure...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...more