Plague Ship

Plague Ship

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by Andre Norton
     
 

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Plague Ship is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North (pseudonym of Alice Mary Norton, also known as Andre Norton). It was published in 1956 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. The book is the second volume of the author's Solar Queen series.  See more details below

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Plague Ship is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North (pseudonym of Alice Mary Norton, also known as Andre Norton). It was published in 1956 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. The book is the second volume of the author's Solar Queen series.

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ISBN-13:
2940014528740
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
153 KB

Meet the Author

Andre Alice Norton, née Alice Mary Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.

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Plague Ship 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAAZING!!!!!! It starts out slow at first, and you might not see the point, but stick with it! The equipment the characters use is so sci-fi, and some parts are surprisingly funny! The Free-Trader ship Solar Queen lands on a planet inhabited by feline-like creatures. The crew of the Solar Queen begins to trade with them, but are hampered by Inter-Solar, or I-S men. After managing to gain the trust of the planet's inhabitants, the crew of the Solar Queen takes a load of valuable wood, on the promise that they will return and give the natives catnip, which they love. The I-S men, wanting trade rights themselves, reluctantly help the crew of the Solar Queen load the wood. A few days after the Solar Queen leaves the planet, some of the crew members become sick, including the doctor. The crew of the Solar Queen must make some hard choices, and does, causing the I-S men to mark them as a criminal plague ship, to be destroyed at will. With no other choice, the crew lands the Solar Queen on Terra (Earth) in the heart of the Big Burn, a scar left from the last Atomic War. Hoping to broadcast their story on one of Terra's networks, the crew makes more hard, dangerous choices. This is not the best written sci-fi story I've ever read, but it has a great plot. Don't be fooled by the slow start-it picks up and crescendos to a wonderful finish! It's definitely worth it!
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