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Book Title: Decision at Doona|
The author of the book: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN 13: 9780345353771
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 386 KB
Edition: Del Rey
Date of issue: October 12th 1987
Read full description of the books Decision at Doona:Here's another one that was written pre-Dragon-Flight.
I read this a long time ago and enjoyed it. This is the one written by Anne McCaffrey, not by someone else with thair name placed next to her's. It was one of three Anne McCaffrey stories that I remember as Science Fiction from McCaffrey. That made this different from her Dragon Rider (Pern) Series. Which i liked, but not more than this and the Dinasaur Planet series.
This is from the same vein, albeit older, as Coyote by Alan Steele . It's a story about exploration and colonization of new worlds. It is about a basic family, dad, mom, son, lucky to be away from the cramped overcrowded planets where they couldn't even raise voices without getting frowns and dirty looks from people around them.
It's also about tolerance of others adults learning to share, without figing and war, and the shere joy of exploring and understanding what's in the galaxy other than us. It's not a comming of age tale, but it is aboutfather and a son learning to understand eachother and be proud each other. There's a very 1960s, almost Disney like, pleasant atmosphere about it, and, yet, it's still a serious sci-fi story in it's own right. One I'll share with my children as they grow older.
In fact, I may go see if I can find my copy now.
It's a good read that the entire family can enjoy from the moment their old enough to understand basic concepts until they are grandparents with children crowded on the couch, reading for the enjoyment of reading.
good for YA, good for AA, good for OA...just a good story for all.
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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