Survey Ship

Survey Ship

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
     
 

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How do you make a spaceman? You start the same way that you start to make a chess master, a ballet dancer, a trapeze performer, or any other difficult and complex task demanding highly trained and concentrated skills, physical or mental; you start when the future professionals are too young to know whether that is what they want out of life, or not.

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How do you make a spaceman? You start the same way that you start to make a chess master, a ballet dancer, a trapeze performer, or any other difficult and complex task demanding highly trained and concentrated skills, physical or mental; you start when the future professionals are too young to know whether that is what they want out of life, or not.

United Nations Expeditionary Planetary Survey--UNEPS--starts every year with one hundred five-year-olds, discovered, in early testing, to be both mentally and physically superior.

Twelve years later the best graduates of the Academy are given a Ship and sent out to find habitable planets for humans to live on. But what happens to a small crew of teenagers once the Ship leaves Earth?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014918794
Publisher:
Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
373,855
File size:
477 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, New York, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.

She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first professional sale to Vortex Science Fiction in 1952. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called SWORD AND SORCERESS for DAW Books.
Over the years she turned more to fantasy. She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends—Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others—entitled MISTS OF AVALON, which made the NY Times bestseller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote THE FIREBRAND, a novel about the women of the Trojan War.

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.

For more information, see her website: www.mzbworks.com.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 30, 1930
Date of Death:
September 25, 1999
Place of Birth:
Albany, New York
Place of Death:
Berkeley, California
Education:
B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Survey Ship 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you intend for your cover art to look like an erect penis with a lopsided testicle?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OOOOOOOH PLEASE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy. That will b fun
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOZ and MINECRAFT and AMNESIA and GTA5 and SLENDER and KIRBY and POKEMON. Oh yeah free hugs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LoZ everytime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pokemon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy~Tiger~.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pokemon/fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C. Pokemon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy. I would so be a pegasus in that rp!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pokemon if you can rp an actual pokemon. If not then fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the winner is.... <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> FANTASY!!!!! As promised, I've started a Fantasy rp located at "epic fantasy" all results. Please read the rules at the first result. <p> Oh, yeah. <p> The (only, it seems) other thing people voted for is Pokemon! So, I have decided to make a Pokemon rp at "rgb" results. In case you were wondering, that happens to stand for 'Red, Green, Blue.' If you've read the manga, you know what that means. If not, put down the nook and go read it!!! <p> Sincerely, Chronicler Thrandos, or Champion Red.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where all our dens will be. Okay, first things first, I say that mine name shall be Aspenfall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please state your name, age, rank, clan, appearance, and where I can contact you. Then answer these questions: Do you want kits? If so, how many and how soon? What do you think is most important in a relationship? Do you want to get to know a cat before being their mate? What is the first lesson you would teach your kits? Thank you! I will get back to you!