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PartnerShip: The Ship Who Sang is Not Alone Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1992
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Nancia Perez y des Gras was an aristocrat, a member of one of the High Families, who was born with grave physical disabilities that required her human body to be encased in a massive titanium column that provided a direct link between her mind and the computer of her ship, XN-935. Nancia never would have survived without the complex life-support system the shell provided and which also allowed her to have a career as a new brainship for the Courier Service. Although she has been well trained, Nancia is not ready for dealing with the five "ordinary" human beings who are her passengers on her first voyage.
They are also members of the High Families and what her passengers have in common is that they are the proverbial black sheep of their respective families. That is why they are being sent to the forgotten far side of the galaxy. Usually the "brain" on a Courier Service ships is complemented by a "brawn," a human pilot special trained for such services, but Nancia is traveling without one on her maiden voyage.Read more ›
Nancia is young and unsure of herself.Read more ›
responsibility to maximize the potential of it's members. Nancia's growth from naive
newness to flexible adulthood is accompanied by normal emotional trauma. Self
awareness, recognition of self worth and valuation of others are wrapped in an
entertaining reading experience. Cynical recognition of who you know rather than
what you know doesn't detract from the message or the idealistic theme that good
works and good will can triumph.
In this novel, Nancia Perez y de Gras -- XN-935 -- is expecting her father to call her before she starts her new career as a brainship. Instead, her brother pays her a visit. He brings her two datahedrons with his own synthcompositions on them. In addition, he gives her the latest -- not yet released -- version of SPACED OUT, the most popular video game.
Flix talks her into playing the game with him and finds out that she knows the position of every opponent in the game. After all, the game resides in her memory banks, so how is she to avoid knowing everything about it. While they are playing the game, a message arrives from her father apologizing for missing her graduation.
Shortly after that, her passengers arrive. They have obviously been celebrating and are passing a pouch of Stemerald back and forth. Then they notice the SPACED OUT game and play it until they break off for bed.
Only one passenger -- Blaise Armontillado-Perez y Medoc -- notices that Nancia is a brainship. The other four believe her to be an AI drone. So they talk freely in front of her sensors and she becomes suspicious of their intentions. She records all their actions and statements.Read more ›
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This is the second book in "The Brainship" series and picks up to the same universe of Helva in "The Ship Who Sang". Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by E. Rainwater
I love this type of story! It engages my imagination to dream of a world with Brains and Brawns. Adventure in a different direction. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Dianne Smith
Read it already and the book is outstanding, the book quality is outstanding..I cannot believe anyone read this before me.Published on December 26, 2011 by Grammieof9
One of the best of the brain ship books, this one focuses on the relationship of brainship with her brawns and how she grows up after coming out into the real world. Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by S. Tsch