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Like a child, the sentient planet Petaybee is growing learning to respond and communicate Yanaba Maddock has appointed herself defender of her adopted planet, protecting it against outsiders who seek to plunder its resources Then Yanaba is kidnapped and the price of freedom is Petaybee itself The rousing conclusion to Powers That Be and Power Lines HC Del Rey Power Play

About the Author: Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.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 School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s f novels in the 50s and early 60s It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat.

10 thoughts on “Power Play

  1. says:

    I m guessing this is where McCaffrey checked out of this series The tone changes entirely it s a marked difference, and not a good one Suddenly there s a lot of she caught her own unspoken pun and chuckled , and you read back thinking what pun Oh, that why are we noting that There are a lotjokey slang phrases as well, which were out of date when the book was publishe

  2. says:

    I very much love this series This is 3rd in the trilogy The ending is great and yet there are options for a 4th book in my opinion. Good reading from this author as always.

  3. says:

    This is the final book in the Petaybee trilogy, and my least favorite While there is a lot to like about this book and much of the world building is fun, there are too many things that feel off or downright bizarre The book starts off with Yana, Bunny, and Diego being carted off planet to testify at a hearing on the planet s sentience Since only young people or new residen

  4. says:

    This is the 3rd book in the Petaybee series by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough The planet Petaybee was terraformed two hundreds years ago It is still an arctic world so it was forcibly settled by Inuit peoples from old Earth In this one Yanaba, Bunny and Diego travel to Gal 3 the largest space station in the galaxy There they hope to finally gain independence for

  5. says:

    Anne McCaffrey is an author I always enjoy reading I really loved the way this series started although I felt it lost a bit of its appeal as the books went on.I do find it to be a very fascinating world with great characters but I am not sure I love the formula of the story telling But I still quite like it.

  6. says:

    I enjoy how the planet Petaybee demonstrates sentienceclearly in this conclusion to the trilogy The echoing and phosphorescence were clever communications Some of the story got a hit to hokey, however, to getstars in this rating.

  7. says:

    A great giftAnyone that likes stories that build on each other Anne McCaffrey was as master at this and her co writer close behind We lost a great writer when McCaffrey passed I hope to seeof than Pern series continued by her son Todd.

  8. says:

    I raced through this final book as I did with the other two I haven t read books that quickly since I was in my teens It was exhilarating And also satisfying This is what happens when women collaborate and write Science Fiction.

  9. says:

    Nice world building, good characters The plot and writing were good Solid series, but I don t love it.

  10. says:

    great syfy story a must read

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