Death of Sleep

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The reissue a classic tale from international best-selling author Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye. All new cover art.

Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil believed that no harm would come to her, but when the planet pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger, she might have to suffer more than just inconvenience.. . .

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Overview

The reissue a classic tale from international best-selling author Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye. All new cover art.

Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil believed that no harm would come to her, but when the planet pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger, she might have to suffer more than just inconvenience.. . .

About Death of Sleep:
"McCaffrey has created a feisty, likable character in Lunzie Mespil."—Publishers Weekly

Lunzie Mespil, Healer, is blown out of a space liner. She's not too worried; a month or two in cryogenic stasis awaiting inevitable rescue, and then on with her life. Only, it's not a month or two . . . Lunzie waits for 62 years before she is finally picked up! Original.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- Like Dan Davis in Heinlein's Door into Summer (Ballantine, 1986), Lunzie Mespil is a victim of cryogenic sleep and future shock. On three separate occasions following a deep-space disaster, she is placed in suspended animation totaling almost 90 years while awaiting rescue. Like Ripley in the film Aliens , she has lost not just her friends and loved ones, but everything familiar to her. Her story is a study of struggle against adversity as she tries to put her life back together. Because her medical knowledge is obsolete, Lunzie returns to school and becomes the medical officer on an exploratory vessel for the Federation of Sentient Planets. While routinely surveying the prehistoric life of the planet Ireta, she is caught in the middle of a violent racial mutiny. While not as strong a book as The Ship Who Sang (Ballantine, 1976) or most of the ``Pern'' novels, McCaffrey has created a feisty, likable character in Lunzie Mespil. This well-written yarn can stand alone, but it works best if read with Dinosaur Planet (1978), Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984, both Ballantine), and Sassinak (Baen, 1990). --John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476736679
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne McCaffrey was the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, the Brainship series, and many others. She remains one of the most popular science fiction authors of all time.

Jody Lynn Nye lives in Illinois with her husband and two cats of superior bearing. Her numerous works of science fiction and fantasy include Baen novel The View from the Imperium.

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