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Old Apr 26 2011, 05:07 PM   #81
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The Talent books, can't get my mind wrapped around them.
I am amused by this statement. Emphasis mine.
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Old Apr 27 2011, 12:09 AM   #82
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Dragon Fan - which books have you tried? The earliest one, To Ride Pegasus, has a much different feel from the later books.
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Old Apr 27 2011, 10:53 PM   #83
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It's more the whole Idea of "foreseeing" of "Foretelling" the future, If anyone saw the future what reason would there be left for living, Nothing could Suprise you, Or leave you speechless. All the Mystery of meeting new people would be gone. Who could foresee a disaster, and then let that disaster happen without doing something to stop it from happening. This wouldn't be a Gift. Just MHO.
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Old Apr 27 2011, 11:42 PM   #84
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It's not like the whole series is based on precognition...
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Old Apr 28 2011, 12:07 AM   #85
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In fact, after the pegasus books, there isn't much mention made of precog.
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Old Apr 28 2011, 06:37 PM   #86
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It's more the whole Idea of "foreseeing" of "Foretelling" the future, If anyone saw the future what reason would there be left for living, Nothing could Suprise you, Or leave you speechless. All the Mystery of meeting new people would be gone. Who could foresee a disaster, and then let that disaster happen without doing something to stop it from happening. This wouldn't be a Gift. Just MHO.
I would like to note that the Talents specifically act to stop the disasters that they foresee. That is the premise of a number of plot points. Further, they foresee a very limited number of scenarios - certainly not everything, and not even all of the important things in their own lives. The Talents with that ability often have a focus, such as on a specific type of disaster (fire, water, weather, etc) and rarely foresee things outside that affinity.
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Old May 6 2012, 08:32 AM   #87
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I liked most of Anne's books. I couldn't cope with "Restoree" at first but came back to it six months after my first attempt and got through it fine (in fact it ranks amongst my top five books.) The Planet Pirates series I couldn't get through, and although I enjoyed the related Dinosaur Planet books, they are not amongst my favorites.

I LOVED the Crystal Singer books, the firest one best of all, and the PTB books too, again the first was my favorite. I enjoyed most of the Brainship series, although "The Ship who Fought" and "The City Who Won are, IMHO, the weakest/least readable of that series. Favorite series overall is the Pern series, and though I read the first of the Catalyst books, although I have the second, I can't get into it. The Talent/Tower and Hive series have been read and re-read and thoroughly enjoyed over and over again. Acorna and changelings series were OK, not read most of her historical or horsey ones, though I enjoyed "No-one noticed the cat" more than I thought I would. Liked Doona too, again first book best.

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Old Jun 20 2012, 08:44 PM   #88
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I am just the opposite I love Pern and enjoy Restoree and Dinosaur Planet but never could stand the Ship who Sang. I figured it was just because I read it when young (in my freshman days) and that I would like it more that I am more mature. Just read it again and no. It's just not me I guess.

Never read the Crystal Singer books though i did read Changeling.
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Tamara, I would try reading one of the other Brainship books, because each one has a very different style due to all the coauthors Anne was working with. I would try The Ship Who Searched, or The City Who Fought.
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Tamara, IMHO, try reading "The Ship Who Searched." I found that hugely enjoyable despite Tia being a child prodigy. She needs to be as, if you read the book, you'll find out. A friend of mine loves it because she requires a wheelchair to get around, and a talented doctor in the book is a paraplegic in a Moto-Chair. She is also interested in reading "The White Dragon" as she shares a name with said white dragon.

Which is why she recently recieved a copy of "Dragonflight", "Dragonquest" and "The White Dragon" that I bought for her and which I advised she read in that order. Now she wants to know more about Pern.

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I realized when I read a lot of the ones I didn't like at first I just needed to be in a different place in my mind. I then enjoyed them. I also learned on a few of hers, as well as a few other people, that I had to over look a lot of details and things I had issues with.
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just to clarify an earlier post: the only books I couldn't get through were the Sassinak trio. Funnily enough the three Lunzie books and the two Dinosaur Planet books were fine...but I bought the Sassinak 3-in-1 compendium and couldn't even get halfway through the first book. Anyone wlse feel this way? Or, conversely, does anyone think I should re-appempt "Sassinak?"

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