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A Mind for Trade (Solar Queen #7)

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Hesprid IV can't be that bad. Especially when it holds such a huge deposit of lucrative cielanite ore. Or so thinks Dane Thorson and the rest of the crew of the "Solar Queen, " and its new sister ship, the recently recovered derelict "North Star." The plan seems simple --make landfall, mine ore, leave.But when huge electromagnetic monsoons strike, and a strange lifeform ma ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Tor Books (first published 1998)
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Valerie
To recap: The Solar Queen Series consists of (in chronological order):

(1) Sargasso of Space
(2) Plague Ship
(3) Voodoo Planet (often paired with the unrelated Star Hunter)
(4)Postmarked The Stars
(5) Redline The Stars
(6) Derelict for Trade
(7) This book, A Mind for Trade.

This series ought not be confused with the Time Traders series, which is vastly inferior, in my view. The Solar Queen stories are interesting and subtle, and though they occasionally slip back into the "It's clobberin' time!" mentali
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LadyCroft86
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Another mediocre story in the Solar Queen universe by an author who is not Andre Norton. I glad to be done with the series. I should have stopped after book 4 since all the books after that one were written by other people. The story and the characters lose something when it's done by other people. But I finished the series, so it's done now.
Overall 2.5 out of 5 stars, not nearly as good as the first few books that were actually written by Andre Norton.
Unwisely
May 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, science-fiction
I was back home for a family event last week, and my parents were apparently worried I would finish all my books and need something to read. Which I did, indeed, do. This was one of the ~20 books they brought me.

I knew it was mid-series, but I was surprised to see that it's only book #2; I would've guessed more like book 7, given the way nothing was explained and events were alluded to. I kind of had to make myself read it; and it wasn't the sort of thing that made me die to read more of the bo
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Mike
Jul 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: completed-series
Decent stuff if you are a fan of the Solar Queen crew and their adventures. Teaming with Ms. Smith has taken away some of the vintage 'Norton' feel I recall from reading the early novels in my youth, but it has added deeper technologies and a broader universe.
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Shelves: a-norton
I'm in the mood for Andre Norton. Another in the Solar Queen series. Good characters. A younger generation apprenticing to an older crew.
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. She also used the names Andrew North and Allen ...more
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