Technologically limited but rich ...more
For much of the book it seemed that I was reading about a completely different set of characters as everyone seemed to have had their personality sucked out. The pioneering ethic was not necessary any longer I suppose, but that spirit had defined the characters for me and I felt they were pretty thin (and unsympathetic) without it. I also found the shift to...more
The Freedom trilogy worked fairly well. It appropriately used the science fiction background of isolated planets and wild interspecies ...more
Her stories are always easy reads, but entertaining.
PLus I love the relationship between Zainal and Chris. I just didn't like how she ended up with children. I found that ...more
1. Never give up attitude
2. Working together towards a positive outcome
3. Everyone can contribute to make their world a better place.
4. Ingenuity and troubleshooting skills
I just loved how they were able to accomplish so much together. Makes me ...more
Like the Cattini books that came before, this book lacks any tension in it whatsoever, so you never have any doubts that our heroes will succeed, while failing to provide any character growth or challenges, while also ...more
Botany is finally free and the Eosi are defeated (but a few have fled to no-one-know-where). Botany has food and large space ships and Zainal feels bound to fix the mess. At least the problems that remain on Botany, Earth, and his home planet of Barevi.
The task isn't easy. There are obstacles everywhere, especially on Barevi. Overcoming those obstacles is what makes this story interesting.
The book lives up to the first 3 stories (and builds on them). The writing ...more
Ransom brings the Catteni sequence to an end. It features all the ups and downs of the first three books and neatly wraps all the threads together. If Anne McCaffrey were alive today I would hope she might pen an aftermath book as I wish the sequence hadn't ended. Kudos to the author.
There is something timeless about a great book and Anne McCaffrey's are the embodiment of such stories. I suggest you read the whole series so this book is the grand finale it is meant to be. I promise you will long to be on Botany with the wonderful future awaiting the inhabitants there.
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 ...more