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Not So Little Boys

The Ship Who Sang  (Brainships, book 1)

By Anne McCaffrey 

30 Dec, 2018

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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Anne McCaffrey’s 1969’s The Ship Who Sang is a fix-up of SF stories published 1961 – 1969.

Hideously disfigured Helva might have been humanely euthanized, as was routinely done to those outside the norm for her time and place. But she had a brain worth salvaging. Helva survived the conversion process and was reborn as … the brain of interstellar ship XH 834


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Will A Pretty Face Make It Better?

Restoree

By Anne McCaffrey 

10 Sep, 2017

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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Anne McCaffrey’s standalone SF novel Restoree was her debut novel.

Snatched by monstrous aliens, embittered spinster Sara wakes from nightmares to find herself transformed from an all-too-Semitic-looking woman whom nobody could possibly love to a beauty. Her current captors are using her as grunt labor in a mental institution. They regard her as semi-intelligent and unthreatening.

Her masters’ underestimation of Sara’s cognitive abilities will prove their undoing.


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Acknowledging McCaffrey

Decision at Doona  (Doona, book 1)

By Anne McCaffrey 

26 Jun, 2016

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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On the one hand, I am not a fan of Anne McCaffrey’s fiction. On the other, she was a significant figure in the field, one of just five women named Grand Master of Science Fiction; at some point I need to acknowledge her. I find that I do have some of her books1. One of those books is the initially standalone2 1969 novel Decision at Doona. 

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