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The Ship Who Sang (Brain and Brawn Ships Series #1)
     

The Ship Who Sang (Brain and Brawn Ships Series #1)

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by Anne McCaffrey
 

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Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved and implanted into the titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner, to soar with her through the daring adventures and exhilarating escapades in space.

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Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved and implanted into the titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner, to soar with her through the daring adventures and exhilarating escapades in space.

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Library Journal
Have you ever wondered how life on Pern started and where the dragons came from? McCaffrey presents the birth of civilization on Pern in Dragonsdawn , the ``prequel'' to her earlier novels about this strange planet (e.g., Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern , Audio Reviews, LJ 9/15/93). Listen to the adventures of the first colonists on this beautiful planet and learn where all the names, customs, and legends come from. Reader Dick Hill provides excellent characterizations for each role and conveys much emotion. Even listeners unfamiliar with McCaffrey's other installments in the Dragon series will delight in this audiobook. Suitable for broad fiction collections.-- Miriam Kahn, Columbus, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345334312
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1985
Series:
Brain and Brawn Ships Series , #1
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
260,999
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)

Meet 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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The Ship Who Sang (Brain and Brawn Ships Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of McCaffrey's books; she's one of my favorite authors. She's best known for her Pern books, starting with Dragonflight, and I'd certainly highly recommend those, they're among my favorites. So it is not faint praise to say I would rate this particular novel of hers as highly as any of her Pern books. The Pern stories are often mistaken for fantasy, because they involve dragons, although they're really science fiction despite the trappings. The Ship Who Sang is more classical science fiction--could be even called space opera--but what makes it memorable is the title character, Helva. Born severely handicapped, she was turned into an unusual kind of Cyborg, a "brain"--her "body" is the ship itself which she controls the way we would a limb or breathing. Such ships are paired with ordinary human partners, "brawn"--but ones that can never see Helva face to face--never touch her. And there's where a lot of the pathos and poignancy of these connected stories lie. There is a series of these books regarding "brain" cyborgs, but this is the only one solely written by McCaffrey as far as I know. Of the ones co-written by others, my favorite is The Ship Who Searched by Mercedes Lackey.
TessaAnne More than 1 year ago
This book started my life long love (and purchase) of all things written by Anne McCaffrey. I love the depth of characters and plot! The relationship of the key characters are romantic and intriguing. You can enjoy exciting writing and not worry about a really nasty smut scene popping up. I love Ms. McCaffrey's writing style. This book is a must read.
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silkbj More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Please put this, the first book in the series, into nook format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading this several times.
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I liked this book very much. I have the intention to show it to several of my friens. Good job Anne Mcaffry!