Nimisha's Ship (Coelura Series #2)

Nimisha's Ship (Coelura Series #2)

by Anne McCaffrey
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Nimisha's Ship (Coelura Series #2) by Anne McCaffrey

When it comes to sheer imagination and storytelling prowess, Anne McCaffrey is in a class by herself. Few writers have created characters more deeply loved or futures more intensely lived. For more than thirty years, she has reigned as one of the premier talents in science fiction and fantasy, flying above the crowd on the glittering wings of such masterworks as The Dragonriders of Pern and Crystal Singer. Now, McCaffrey soars to dizzying unscaled heights in an exciting new world bursting with adventure and romance . . .

On Vega III, where the jaded inhabitants pursue lives of malicious intrigue and decadent pleasure, Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense has always been an anomaly. Disdainful of the frivolity of her fellows, she prefers the exciting and challenging world of her father, Lord Tionel, owner and principal starship designer of the famous Rondymense shipyards.

Precociously gifted, Nimisha becomes Lord Tionel's secret assistant--and, in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy, his chosen successor at the helm of the shipyards. But supplanting her father's designated body-heir, the callow Lord Vestrin, is a slight that Vestrin and his mother, Lady Vescuya, will not easily forget. Or forgive.

Preoccupied with carrying on her father's ambitious plans for the Mark 5, an experimental long-distance cruiser, Nimisha dangerously disregards Vestrin's animosity--until a  solo test flight of the Mark 5 goes horribly awry, marooning Nimisha light-years from home on a planet as deadly as it is beautiful.

Now, Vestrin and Vescuya are given the chance they've been waiting for: to reclaim the shipyards . . . by any means necessary. Only Nimisha's child, Cuiva--a girl every bit as ingenious as her mother--stands in their way. But for how long? For just when her daughter needs her most, Nimisha is unable to help--and in a precarious situation herself. But Nimisha has never given up in her life--and she's not about to start now . . .


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345457509
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/19/2002
Series: Coelura Series , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,372
File size: 2 MB

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 Nebula 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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Nimisha's Ship (Coelura Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never get tired of rereading this story of exploration and self discovery.
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TheGranddaddy More than 1 year ago
Anne McCaffrey is the best in science fiction writing. It is sad she has left us and cannot pen any further great novels. Nimisha's Ship will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time with how the story presents itself. The interaction of Nimisha and the AI's will keep you wondering what is next. I have read this book through twice now and plan on reading it several times more. Every time I do read it, something new will invariably show up and make the whole story anew.I would have liked having a follow-up book about the continuing story.
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Marilyn40 More than 1 year ago
Her characters are always well rounded and enjoyaable to know. This is very different from her DragonRider's books but still a great story. What a great imagination she has. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into reading books about science fiction and science fiction fantesy. This is a story of a woman who starts out in one class of people and shows what can be done if you learn and grow and always work toward doing what is important to you while having a lot of fun doing it. It also is a book where if you work at what you want to be in life you can and background or money is not as important as your doing it, yet it does not come across that way while you are reading it. It is just a great read.
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Being an avid fantasy reader, I thought I'd give Anne McCaffrey's Pern series a try. I was disappointed to find, however, that most of the newly acquired series had already been checked out at the library, so instead I borrowed Nimisha's Ship, having heard such high praise about the author. The novel was, to say the least, a bit of an eye-opener. First, I was overwhelmed by the terms McCaffrey used that I was unfamiliar with, but gradually it became easier to understand. Second, I was surprised at the lack of emotion displayed in the book. I thought there could, and perhaps should, have been more depth to the scenes of Nimisha dealing with her father's death. It took me 3 days to plow through the first half of the novel. I found it hard to be absorbed, or even interested, in the characters. The second half of the novel was a much easier read. There was a great deal more emotion here than in the first half (ie: Nimisha and Cuiva's reunion). It was also more interesting, reading how the First Families of Erehwon worked with the alien Sh'im to produce what surely must be the beginnings of a foundation of life on the new colony. However, I found myself still surprised occasionally at the relationships between parent and children. Tim regards his parents more as friends, and all four of the adults in his life act as his guardians. Perhaps it is normal in this future society to regard offspring as a mere necessity rather than blood and bone family, but it does take some getting used to.