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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she spent the last years of her life in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. She died in 2011 at the age of eighty-five. She is the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. Her website is www.annemccaffrey.net --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
As fun to re-read as it was the first time. That was years ago but the characters remain believable Technology references may jibe but the people and circumstancess still ring truePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Banks
I am a huge Anne McCaffrey fan. I have been putting off reading this book though. I shouldn't have. It was wonderful. I did not realize the book was written in the early 60's. Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by Amazon Customer
Ok, right off the bat you have a brain separated from its body. How such an organ operates without sensory input is, well, better left to the science fiction writers. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by Avid Reader
I loved this book best, of all A MC's work. You sympathise with the character, you feel what is happening through the powerfully written words, reinforced with the imagery evoked... Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2002 by Kotori
I am a second generation McCaffrey fan, raising the third generation. My 15-year old daughter and I both thouroughly enjoyed "The Ship Who Sang". Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001 by Plane chick
... as in, it gave me hope to go on. Helva's struggles as she loves, loses, and grows were like an atomic blast to a 15-year old -- "I'm *not* a cripple!" -- in 1968. Read morePublished on July 9 2001 by Samanda b Jeude
This book was one of the most realistic books I have ever read. McCaffrey created Helva to be such a powerful character, that I couldn't once find fault with her work. Read morePublished on March 28 2001 by Leia