Get Off the Unicorn (Talent Series)

Get Off the Unicorn (Talent Series)

by Anne McCaffrey

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ISBN-13: 9780345256669
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/12/1977
Series: Talent Series

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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Lady in the Tower
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Get Off the Unicorn (Talent Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Assorted stories - detailed reviews in individual stories. Skipped (well, skimmed) the two Tower ones - Lady in the Tower (3.5 stars); A Meeting of Minds (3 stars). Daughter (3.5 stars), Dull Drums (4 stars); skipped Changeling (2.5 stars); Weather on Welladay (3.5 stars); The Thorns of Barevi (3.5 stars); Horse from a Different Sea (3 stars); Great Canine Chorus (4 stars); Finder's Keeper (4.5 stars); A Proper Santa Claus (3 stars); The Smallest Dragonboy (3.5 stars); Apple (3.5 stars); Honeymoon (3 stars). The interesting thing is how many times, in the introductions to the individual stories, she talks about how this is a story seed but she hasn't written the rest yet - and now (33 years after publication of this book), she has. Thorns of Barevi, the second (and third) generations of Rowan's children, and a good deal more in the Talent universe - including all of the Rowan books! - and more brain/brawn stories. An interesting snapshot of her ideas at the time.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Awesome!!!!
Katissima on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I think this is a must read for any Anne McCaffrey fan. Not only are there some great examples of her less well known stand alone short stories, many of her most famous series (Pern and the Rowan for example) actually started off as short stories that are included in this collection. Most fascinating perhaps is a rather risque story that is the basis for the Freedom series and a story about polyamory.
benfulton on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The best part of the book is where the authors explain the title. They'd originally intended to call it "Get of the Unicorn" but a printer's error in a catalog accidentally renamed it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrs McCaffrey is an amazing author who has mastered the art of story telling. She is able to write a complete saga and still write each story to be a complete segment Independent of prequel or finale, Yet each one adds to and falls within her established dimension with conflict or contradiction.
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U spelled cool wrong. :P