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Old Nov 29 2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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I have only read The Ship Who Sang and thought it was ok. I was never really interested in reading any of the Ship books. I am now rethinking that and the next time I go to the bookstore I may buy 1 or 2. What would you all recommend??
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The Ship Who Searched is definitely the best (c'mon everyone, back me up!)

The City Who Fought and The Ship Who Won are so-so.

PartnerShip annoys me.
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I read the Ship Who Sang first and wasn't particularly moved by it. Then I picked up Ship Who Searched because my mum had gotten it cheap and I throughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it
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The SHip WHo Searched...defiantely one of my favorites out of that group.
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Ok... Sounds unanymous... The Ship Who Searched it is!
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That one is probably the....fluffiest. (It's Lackey/McCaffrey, they feed off each other!) It's also probably easiest to get into, besides SwSang, since we know Tia as a softshell first.

My personal favorite is "The City Who Fought", but I also like "PartnerShip" (that was the first one I read, and the first non-Pern McCaffrey. I don't remember why of all Mom's books I picked that one up, but I did.)
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My ship favorite is Ship Who Searched, because Tia is a lot easier to relate to because you know her as a softshell first, and Alex is my fave brawn - check the other thread. The Ship Who Sang comes next, then City who Fought, Ship Who Won and last I'm afraid PartnerShip...
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I liked The Ship Who Won best, and I also enjoyed Jodie Lyn Nye's follow-up to it, The Ship Errant. I also liked The City Who Fought, particularly the character of Joat.
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I liked The Ship Who Won best, and I also enjoyed Jodie Lyn Nye's follow-up to it, The Ship Errant. I also liked The City Who Fought, particularly the character of Joat.

Oh yeah! Even though Ship Who Searched is my favorite book out of the grouping... Joat has GOT to be my favorite character from ANY of the ship books!
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Since The Ship Who Sang was the first McCaffrey I ever read, its always a bit special. The Ship Who Searched is definitely my next favorite. The characters seem the most real to me.

As to The Ship Who Won and The Ship Errant , you just have to love books that give you Globe Frogs
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I started with The Ship Who Won, oddly enough...and ended up liking it. This when i don't particularly care for magic and that Dungeons and Dragons-ish thing in the beginning. But Ship Who Searched and City who Fought are definitely right up there as favorites.

And like Cheryl, Partnership annoyed me, sometimes not sure if I was more annoyed with Nancia or her brawns!



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That one is probably the....fluffiest. (It's Lackey/McCaffrey, they feed off each other!) It's also probably easiest to get into, besides SwSang, since we know Tia as a softshell first.

My personal favorite is "The City Who Fought", but I also like "PartnerShip" (that was the first one I read, and the first non-Pern McCaffrey. I don't remember why of all Mom's books I picked that one up, but I did.)
I agree with Anareth, City who Fought is my favourite ship book followed by Partnership. I liked them all but those two are my favourites.
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The Ship Who Searched in my opinion was the best of the lot, followed closely by The City who Fought!

wonderful books ... (the kind you will find yourself reading through the night and find yourself finishing in time to get ready for work the next morning ... they be dangerous that way !!!)
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The Ship that Seached is my favourate
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Maybe it was just the mood I was in but I found The Ship Who Searched wrenchingly sad. The child you couldn't help but like. despite all her superior attitudes, being reduced to feeling nothing except by artificial means was only a prelude to the overall sadness I felt from the whole story. I understood her self centeredness even though I thought her diverting a company in the business of producing things to help the suffering masses to put a priority on satisfying her personal desires was a bit over the top. But what really made me sad was thinking of the future she and her beloved brawn would have. He would eventually age and the "body" she had made for herself would be forever young and beautiful. It also seemed that she would very likely suicide once he was gone.
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The City who Fought is my favorite ship book, followed by Searched. That one brings me to tears every time though.
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*Could* she suicide? Especially if spending her money on the body (and potentially more--remember she suggests she can get a variety, which is on the one hand rather creepy but on the other way a good way to maintain interest in a relationship) she could be stuck not paying off her debts for a long time. She's technically school property until she buys out. Committing suicide might leave someone liable.

Not to mention that's assuming they never get past the hopeless romanticisim phase of their relationship. It's a cute thought that they'll always be drippily in love, one unable to live without the other--but they're both humans. Humans move on in the stages of their relationships. That includes accepting that people age and die. Or in this case, that one will age much faster than the other. Brains presumably receive counselling about this sort of thing in school, and can get some later. Helva, after all, survives the death of her brawn, whom she loved, and eventually is ready to take another (The Ship Who Returned.)

It is an interesting point--what are the moral issues of Tia essentially rewiring the company to fulfill personal desires? Yes, it does have the benefit of solving the problem of fixations--IF the shell involves wants to solve it that way, wants to spend that much money, is interested in what is, after all, a fancy toy. How much of the company's resources were diverted? (It's been a while since I read this one.) What did they stop doing to focus on this? Does this technology have other applications?
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Good questions, Anareth. As I recall, the idea of the body has other applications: Isn't it made by the same group who made the "legs" for that doctor? And it is from an ongoing line of research which Tia had put money into BEFORE she ever considered getting that body for herself.
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think of the offshoots of the technology. If you can make bodies for shell people they can go places no one else can.
The technology that goes in improving the bodies to make then lighter, more manouverable and lighter will benefit other prosthetics like Dr Kenny's legs and that dancers leg.

I found bits of th ship who searched amazingly funny-especially that alien-the one who spoke in a clipped british accecnt. Almost Douglas Adamish!
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think of the offshoots of the technology. If you can make bodies for shell people they can go places no one else can.
The technology that goes in improving the bodies to make then lighter, more manouverable and lighter will benefit other prosthetics like Dr Kenny's legs and that dancers leg.

I found bits of th ship who searched amazingly funny-especially that alien-the one who spoke in a clipped british accecnt. Almost Douglas Adamish!

it's been a while since i last read it, but thanks for reminding me about that interesting character i thought he was brilliant with the accent lol
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I have them all and love them all - Anne writes such great stories Enjoy
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I have to agree with eveyone the ship who searched . It is different to see someones life before becoming a shell person.
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The Ship Who Searched in my opinion was the best of the lot, followed closely by The City who Fought!

wonderful books ... (the kind you will find yourself reading through the night and find yourself finishing in time to get ready for work the next morning ... they be dangerous that way !!!)
H you are soooo right! ive spent far beyond my allotment of read-all-night capers! You get going in one of her books, and that's it, i'll be up till the birds are singing. And me sitting there blinking, wondering at the weird light coming in the widow, and suddenly realize that 'weird light' is (d'oh!) Morning!! hehe

I personally liked Ship Who Sang best, then Searched, Partnership, and City Who Fought. But thats because that's the order i read them all in. I have to admit, like so many of her books, picking one is like picking over your kids.. each book has a soul and heart all it's own. For me, Anne's books are like family; they may have similar looks, act alike (or not at all), and sometimes different traits and personalitites, but each book is an individual and do stand alone. So it's always tough for me to pick!

I've still to get the rest of the series, but I'm hoping to soon. Got to! I love the ones i've read!
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Umm, ya know, I love all the Ship who books, except for The Ship Who Sang, of all Anne's books, that is the /one/ that I don't really like, though I'll reread it when I reread the series *cringes* don't hurt me!
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Brainship

The Ship Who Sang (1969) by Anne McCaffrey
Far Horizons (1999) by J. B. Brehl and Robert Silverberg
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Yeah, in my opinion Ship who Searched not only has the best story and best writing, but more importantly the best ending. Ship who Won was interesting, but it seemed to end too quickly, while the city who fought had something of an ambiguous ending, with too weak of a female lead in my mind. Nonetheless, it was decent.

So yeah, Ship who Searched, City who Fought, and Ship who Won.

Another thing to consider is that the Crystal Singers trilogy took place in the same universe as the Ship series, and the later books have some major involvement of brainship little or never mentioned in the ships books, so those could be interesting reads to get a different perspective on the whole deal.

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Each one of the series has it's own strengths and weaknesses, I just take them as they come and consider them Light Fluff Entertainment when I read them.
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Kugai...LIGHT FLUFF... tell me I didn't just read that...

I L O V E *The Ship Who Sang* it's my most favorite of Anne's stories
as well as all the rest of that series.

It isn't hard Sci-Fi I admit, but it is a great space adventure, in the true origianl space adventure style...not to mention it's extremely interesting, inventive, as well as excellently written.

Brillant it is...IMO...Fluff just doesn't seem a fair comment to the writer
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You tell them, Maelin! I also love the Ship Who Sang. Followed by The Ship Who Searched.
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Well, compared to Heinlein, Arthur C, Clancy, Azimov, etc it IS light fluff. But that doesn't detract from the fact that the Ship Series is in my Library.
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Yes James...but those guys are all heavy hitters (except for Clancy, I haven't read him), strong hard Sci-Fi driven writers.
Anne has an excellent Sci-Fi base to her stories, everything works and is very believable...but her stories are character driven, instead of being concerned mainly with the workings/mechanics of the world/future that they write about.
Those writers always have interesing characters, but they are the vehicle that gets to discover all their incredibly interesting futures...full of only imagined (for now) inventions, gadgets,cars, ships, buildings...etc...but their characters aren't the main show...their inventions for their books are.

So in all honesty and fairness, I would just call Anne's books character driven Sci-Fi, and your choice of other writers books *HARD Sci-Fi*...but... lets be fair, Anne's books are NOT fluff...but they are adventurous and most certainly entertaining, you did have that right.

P.S. I am very glad that you have included her books on your shelves, with those other writers, it shows your great taste in books.
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I have eclectic tastes Maelin. Granted, I haven't been able to afford any books in a wee while, but I do read a fair amount.

For instance;

I just finished reading the Pern Series backwards
I'm currently reading Tom Clancys Red Storm Riding - it's also the book that I take with me as well when I go to the Eye Clinic at the Hospital
I have book 3 of Harry Harrisons Stars and Stripes Trilogy Stars and Stripes Triumphant in the Bathroom to read.
And two months ago I read my copy of Mick Foleys Autobiography.
AND I'm perusing my copy of the 1999 Edition of The Star Trek Encyclopedia

So as I said, my tastes are eclectic to say the least b
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This series had never enticed me to want to read them ( Don't Know Why). I have read the Freedom, Doona, Pern, Dinosaur, and Crystal singer series a couple times each, but never the ship series. I may have to pick up the Ship who sang and give it go and see if it is as good as quite a few here say it is.
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If you can't get into The Ship Who Sang, I would still try The Ship Who Searched - they're both very good but they have a different feel.
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James...eclectic and then some...you read like my husband and I do.

I didn't think anyone else enjoyed two or three different books, in different areas of their homes, that they are reading all at the same time, other than us. We do have somewhere in the neighborhood of 1000 books...covering many, many different types of subjects...all of which we find endlessly interesting.

We do seem a bit strange, with our reading habits to others that know us...but we enjoy many different interest in reading and never seem to find enough time in a day to get it all in...unless you do as much of your reading as you can, wherever you happen to be...with whatever book is handy...

For bedtime reading: it's pern again (for the gazilllinth time), from the start, currently reading*DragonsEye* .

In the Bathroom: it's Anne Perry's *Traitor's gate*

In the sun room:Colin Ronan's *The Universe Explained*

In the Studio:Gordon Aymar's *The Art of Portrait Painting*

seems were both in the same type of eclectic boat...drifting happily and endlessly into another book...
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Dragon Fan...if you have enjoyed all those other books of Anne's your in for a real treat when you finally get to read *The SHip Who Sang*( Anne's, favorite of her own books) as well as all the other *Ship stories. They are delightful classic Sci-fi...in all the very best of traditions. Good Reading!!!
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Lucked into a few AM books at a yard sale today, The ship who sang was one of them. With the way the reading of The land of Painted Caves is going I might just toss it aside and give this a go.
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It's worth it. I dug my copy out a few weeks back. I only meant to read Restoree but the handiest copy that I had was my 3 in 1 which contains The Ship who Sang. Some things have dated (it was written more than 40 years ago) but some stuff still feels fresh.
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Land of painted caves is put aside for another time, maybe, I read for the joy it brings, that book sadly to say, brought no joy with it. Read like something that was thrown together in a hurry.
Started "The ship who Sang" last night..................The hooks are in, Don't know why I waited so long to give this series a try, but now I have a couple more to look forward to reading. ( hope they are as good as this seem to be doing) I notice a few are by different authors. It could get interesting there, with different writing styles. I'll see how it goes.
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The Ship who Sang is, in my opinion, the best of the series, but the others are enjoyable. They are novels rather than collections of short stories though.
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