The Death of Sleep (Planet Pirates Series #2)

The Death of Sleep (Planet Pirates Series #2)

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by Mccaffrey
     
 

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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!

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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!

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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 Because her medical knowledge is obsolete, Lunzie returns to school and becomes the medical officer on an exploratory vessel for the Federation of Sentient Planets.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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671698843
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Series:
Planet Pirates Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.22(h) x 0.81(d)

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The Death of Sleep (Planet Pirates Series #2) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a science fiction reader forever and this series is one of my favorites. I really like Anne McCaffrey and most all of her works.
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ReaderOK More than 1 year ago
Feels in the pre-story from book of the Planet Pirates.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story about how sleeping for your safty is hard on the mind. If you can find this book you will savor it for the find it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is outstanding,you almost feel whats happening.it has romance,action and thrill. you should buy it no regrets possible.