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Seven from the Stars
     

Seven from the Stars

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
 

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Reidel had been caring for the animals on the colony ship before its destruction. He hadn't expected to find himself the leader of the survivors. While there were only seven of them, but they were a varied group, both in psi powers and in temperment. He also had to deal with the people on the Closed Planet they had been marooned on... and then there were the enemy

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Reidel had been caring for the animals on the colony ship before its destruction. He hadn't expected to find himself the leader of the survivors. While there were only seven of them, but they were a varied group, both in psi powers and in temperment. He also had to deal with the people on the Closed Planet they had been marooned on... and then there were the enemy aliens to worry about.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940043315304
Publisher:
Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
522,054
File size:
320 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels. She is best known for the Darkover series and for The Mists of Avalon, the first book in her Avalon series. Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "[A] monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends," The Mists of Avalon was made into a popular television miniseries in 2001.

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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Seven from the Stars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jak18 More than 1 year ago
An early MZB novel from 1961 or 1962, depending on where you look. I found it an accomplished and entertaining sci fi novel with Heinlein and Asimov influences plus her signature feminist views. Seven survivors of an intergalactic ship find themselves on Earth near a large Texas city. Each is a level of telepath or telempath also programmed to adapt to wherever they are and assimilate so well that the locals don't recognize them as extra-terrestrials. Earth is considered a Closed Planet meaning they will not be rescued. As time passes a baby is born, there are conflicts amongst the survivors, and they become involved with a Texas rancher and his family. MZB gets in some semi-political commentary on Mexicans and immigration and treatment of illegals as employees. Most of all I liked her nicely worked out neuroscience of telepaths (who can receive and transmit worded thoughts in any language they know) versus telempaths (who can probe the thoughts and emotions of all humans as well as translate these into the languages and concepts of any other race.) Due to these excellent skills as well as intelligent assimilation most of the seven survive and are able to bring a boon to Earth. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I miss this kind of action sci-fi. Just a really, really good story for any age.