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McCaffrey continues to develop her future world in which psionic Talents, once feared and despised, are by now necessary to the comfort and conduct of society. Following the events in To Ride, Pegasus and set a generation or so before The Rowan , this era finds mankind not yet having settled planets outside the solar system. Even with officially mandated birth control, the world teems with too many people. Essential to the construction of a space station being built to serve as springboard to the stars are the services of the Talents--particularly the telekinetics, who can move objects by mental power. Telepath Rhyssa Owen, a top official of the Center for Parapsychic Talents, must contend with the station's construction manager, who treats Talents brutally and otherwise discourages them from working for her. Meanwhile two youngsters are found to be unusually Talented: Peter Reidinger overcomes paralysis to develop the first gestalt with electrical generators (this becomes the basis for future space travel), while Tirlap, an illegal child from the vertical slums, facilitates communication among a wide variety of cultures. Meanwhile, kidnappers prey on children for pederastic pursuits and for spare parts. McCaffrey's world of the Talented is as vivid as that of Pern and its dragons. Major ad/promo.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
YA-- This book is set shortly after To Ride Pegasus (Ballantine, 1986) and centuries before The Rowan (Putnam, 1990). Rhyssa Owen, telepathic granddaughter of Daffyd op Owen, is now director of the Center for Parapsychic Talents, a nonprofit organization that works for the betterment of humanity by predicting disasters, controlling crime, locating missing persons or things , and manipulating material , from heavy equipment to the microscopic. The Center becomes involved with a ruthless head of construction who uses and abuses these talents in the dangerous task of building the first space platform. Tirla, 12, and adolescent Peter become involved in the growing crisis. McCaffrey continues her fascinating parapsychic chronicle in this fast-paced, easy read, and readers are sure to care about her multidimensional, believable characters.
-John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Anne McCaffrey is the greatest. This book continues the story of psychically Talented individuals in the near future. The characters are getting filled out more in this book. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by Amazon Customer
This one is even better than the first Pagasus book - tighter writing, characters drawn with more assurance, the implications of life in a society where some have Talents more... Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by "byrkit"
What a wonderful book leading into the Rowan series! After being disappointed with the Tower and the Hive, I was leary of going back to the beginning, but now I am amazed that I... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2000 by orbops
I like all McCaffrey's Talent series,and this one is quite good too,though the Rowan series is better.Still,I like reading the Pegasus books. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2000 by "light_catcher"
This is one of the few books by Anne McCaffery outside of the Pern series that I've read, and I like it the best. My fave character is Tirla, naturally. Read morePublished on May 31 1999
I have read Pegasus In Flight twice and find it very interesting. The book's characters each have distinct personality which shows in their words and actions. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 1998
My sister bought me Pegasus in Flight when I was 16 and had the chicken pox. I'm 22 now and just love the book dearly. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 1998 by KieRae