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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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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 Because her medical knowledge is obsolete, Lunzie returns to school and becomes the medical officer on an exploratory vessel for the Federation of Sentient Planets.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
  • Sales rank: 454,375
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.20 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    one of my favorites

    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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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Slow read but good story

    Feels in the pre-story from book of the Planet Pirates.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2001

    THIS IS A GOOD READ FOR ANYONE

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2000

    best book ever

    this book is outstanding,you almost feel whats happening.it has romance,action and thrill. you should buy it no regrets possible.

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