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Another entry in the Brain/Brawn series created by Anne McCaffrey, and a direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought (McCaffrey and Stirling); ``brains'' are humans wired directly and immovably into their spaceships, ``brawns'' their mobil human partners. Planet Bethel bigwig Amos ben Sierra Nueva and his daughter Soamosa are kidnapped by the evil mutant, Belazair of Kolnar, in revenge for a previous defeat; Belazair plans to infect Amos with a contagious brain-destroying virus and then send him back to Bethel. So, after some arm-twisting by secret agent Bros Sperin, spaceship Wyal (brain: Rand; brawn: Joat Simeon-Hap) speeds to the rescue, though Joat and Rand don't yet know about the virus. But then Belazair's kindly son, Karak, refuses to torture Soamosa; instead he falls in love and escapes with her. Joat, meanwhile, discovers that one of Belazair's key associates is the drug-ruined uncle who, when she was a small girl, sold her into slavery in settlement of a gambling debt. Not to worry, though: In McCaffrey universes, the good guys always win in the end. Pretty good ersatz McCaffrey, despite the feebly unconvincing love story. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"... Stirling proves that the space-opera appeal of the Ship books continues.... Clever technological toys, cute Al programs and really nasty biochemical poisons abound..".-- Publishers WeeklySee all Editorial Reviews
Weak storyline. No where as great as her early novels or the prequel "The City that Fought". I still enjoyed it and the price was great.Published 6 months ago by Vince
Anne McCaffrey was proud her co-author and this book clearly kept me reading almost all night. It arrived in pristine condition from Chicago Red with a personal letter inside.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like scifi and I was reading the series and was missing this last book in the series glad I bought it .Published 13 months ago by Pedro
"The ship avenged" by S.M. Stirling is set in the universe which Anne McCaffrey created with her classic novel "The Ship who Sang. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marshall Lord
Fast delivery-just as described.Needed this fast,& it came as expected.Amazing cover art by Stephen Hickman.Condition of the book is good.
You can tell this was not completed by the original author. The characters aren't as complete, and the story line suffers in places. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Michael Smith
I went into this book expecting another brain/brawn story but that wasn't what I got. Instead it was based around some of the main characters from the same universe doing their own... Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by CEDRIC B LUHRSEN
another in the series of brainship books that expand the galaxy even more. Hope anyone reading this book enjoys it as much as I didPublished on July 16, 2013 by john bingham