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Old Jun 23 2021, 11:19 AM   #1
Critteranne
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Default Crystal Singer Question

First, I’m glad to find a forum dedicated just to the Crystal Singer and Brain Ship books!

Also, I was today old when I learned that the first Crystal Singer book is categorized as a young adult book by Wikipedia. It was published as a young adult book in the UK (hardcover by Severn House). I’ve always associated it with the Michael Whelan cover, but I think that was used starting from the first paperback edition.

I know the young adult field was different back in 1982, but that seems an unusual categorization for the book. Killashandra was young, but she wasn’t “young adult book” young. I can see that the book could be considered suitable for teenaged readers who are SF fans, but it seems aimed more at adults.

What do you think?

Also, can the original short stories be found in anthologies?
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