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Book Title: Treaty at Doona|
The author of the book: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN 13: 9780441000890
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 776 KB
Date of issue: September 1st 1994
Read full description of the books Treaty at Doona:Treaty at Doona by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye is the third and final book in the Doona series. The book takes place nine years after the events of Crisis on Doona. The planet is in the process of debating a new spaceport when a gigantic alien spacecraft shows up over the planet. None of the two main races of Doona have any idea of how to respond to the Gringgs who are a giant race of Ursoids but who appear completely pacifistic. The matter is made more difficult because SpaceDep has records of a similar type ship orbiting derelict but with weapons over a eradicated planet. The question that is open for the reader is whether the Gringgs are peaceful like they appear or whether it is just a façade to make everyone else relax their defenses. In many ways it again shows the difficulty when encountering different cultures even if these aliens appear almost monocultural with each other in this book. I enjoy the idea of share but stay alert which this book emphasizes. I however found many of the heavies in the piece too predictable and would have preferred more twists in the story. Overall a decent book but not nearly as well done as the first one in the series.
Read information about the authorAnne 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.
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