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DECISION AT DOONA [Mass Market Paperback]

Anne McCaffrey
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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July 12 1979
After the first human contact with the Siwannese ended in a mass suicide, the Terran government made a law that no further contact with sentient aliens would be allowed. But since their own planet was overcrowed, they looked to colonize Doona--until they found the Hrubbans. Their choice was simple but dangerous. They could kill the cat-like Hrubbans, or for the first time in history, learn to to coexist with an alien race....
--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Visit the author's website at www.annemccaffrey.net --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful plot about co-existing races. Sept. 27 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was so tired of sci-fi books dealing with Humans going out to murder another race. This book gave a welcome change, two completely different species working together to create a new world for themselves. I've never read the sequels, but having just read this book alone was wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So what if it's 30 years old? July 19 1999
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed this book a lot. The writing style was not flowery or poetic, just easy to follow and understand. Ken, Hrrestan, and the other main characters are interesting and fun to read about, and we sympathize for the human colonists as they try to understand a new alien race, and face the possibility of having to leave this paradise of a colony world to return to an overpopulated and excessively structured Earth. Don't miss it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle science fiction from 1969 March 11 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Humans are forbidden to have contact with other intelligent races in space. That edict comes as a result of the fact that human contact with the Swiannese race resulted in their mass suicide. This rule is tested when a race of human colonists finds that they are not alone on their uninhabited planet.
The writing in the book is spare and often elegant. While elements of the plot show its age, it demonstrates McCaffrey's consummate skill as a science fiction/fantasy author.
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This book is the best I have read! It is surprisingly realistic and suspenseful writing. For an even larger surprise, don't read the character list until AFTER reading the book. When the hammer finally falls you will be SO surprised!
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