Ship Avenged (Brain and Brawn Ships Series #7)

( 1 )

Overview

The authorized sequel to "The City Who Fought" by Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling. It's 10 years later, and Joat, the 11-year-old technodemon from "The Ship Avenged", is an adult herself, and by hook, crook, and blackmail, she's become one of the youngest commercial ship owners in human space. Now, Central World Security has recruited Joat and the WYAL to determine the present whereabouts of the Kolnari space raiders, with whom Joat has an old score to settle. Targeted ads. HC:...
See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$6.99
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (45) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $3.35   
  • Used (38) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

The authorized sequel to "The City Who Fought" by Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling. It's 10 years later, and Joat, the 11-year-old technodemon from "The Ship Avenged", is an adult herself, and by hook, crook, and blackmail, she's become one of the youngest commercial ship owners in human space. Now, Central World Security has recruited Joat and the WYAL to determine the present whereabouts of the Kolnari space raiders, with whom Joat has an old score to settle. Targeted ads. HC: Baen.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Writing solo in this sequel to The City Who Fought (which he coauthored with Anne McCaffrey), Stirling (the Draka series) proves that the space-opera appeal of the Ship books continues even though the series' original concepts have long been subsumed by stories focusing on evil galactic overlords and deeds of technological derring-do. The earlier books (The Ship Who Sang, 1969, etc.) focused on the powerful emotional link between the human/machine hybrid "brains" of the eponymous spaceship and the counterpart "brawn" of her fully human pilots. Stirling's plot, however, keeps the previously established brain/brawn pairing of Channa Hap and Simeon offstage, instead concentrating on their adopted daughter, Joat Simeon-Hap, and her efforts to free Channa's lover, Amos ben Sierra Nueva, from the clutches of the evil Belazir t'Marid, War Lord of the Kolnar. Joat must also keep terrible bioengineered plagues from being unleashed on Bethel. Clever technological toys, cute AI programs and really nasty biochemical poisons abound, but several characters unbelievably fall in love. Stirling avoids writing confrontational scenes, leaving much of the important action to minor players while the main characters are unconscious or elsewhere. This is a surprisingly unsatisfactory read for those longing for personal revenge against abusive uncles and evil galactic overlords, but it does offer possibilities for many more sequels, if anyone wants them. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews
Another entry in the Brain/Brawn series created by Anne McCaffrey, and a direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought (McCaffrey and Stirling); "brains" are humans wired directly and immovably into their spaceships, "brawns" their mobil human partners. Planet Bethel bigwig Amos ben Sierra Nueva and his daughter Soamosa are kidnapped by the evil mutant, Belazair of Kolnar, in revenge for a previous defeat; Belazair plans to infect Amos with a contagious brain-destroying virus and then send him back to Bethel. So, after some arm-twisting by secret agent Bros Sperin, spaceship Wyal (brain: Rand; brawn: Joat Simeon-Hap) speeds to the rescue, though Joat and Rand don't yet know about the virus. But then Belazair's kindly son, Karak, refuses to torture Soamosa; instead he falls in love and escapes with her. Joat, meanwhile, discovers that one of Belazair's key associates is the drug-ruined uncle who, when she was a small girl, sold her into slavery in settlement of a gambling debt. Not to worry, though: In McCaffrey universes, the good guys always win in the end.

Pretty good ersatz McCaffrey, despite the feebly unconvincing love story.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671878610
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Brain and Brawn Ships Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 860,366
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

S.M. Stirling
S.M. Stirling

S. M. Stirling is the author of many SF and fantasy novels, including "Island in the Sea of Time," "Dies the Fire," and "Protector,"

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2011

    Highly recommend this book - recently bought a new copy to replace one lost while moving.

    I have enjoyed reading this several times.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)