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The City and The Ship (Brain Ship Megabook) Hardcover – March 2, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Brain Ship Megabook
  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; First Edition edition (March 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074347189X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743471893
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[The Ship Avenged is a] compelling story of resourcefulness and politics in space."

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LOL I want my books to last since I read them over and over.
al janosz
This is for Science Fiction lovers and anyone who likes Anne McCaffrey; it is a must read.
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The characters are so well created and the storyline is engrossing.
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68 of 88 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2004
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I adore this series: It is bright, creative and amazing. Exceptional writing. The only complaint I have is that it is a reprint of two previous editions, not a new book. If you haven't read the series, you should really give it a try. If you have, and want a better copy, buy this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Monkey VINE VOICE on January 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an omnibus edition with two books in one. The books are The City Who Fought, and the Ship Avenged. This gives the reader a different view into "Brains and Brawns" beyond the Ship the Sang where we meet another brain, Simeon who runs a major space station, the Space Station SSS-900, that finds itself under threat from the Kolnari. The Kolnari are genetically a race of former prisoners that were sent to a prison planet where they were expected to die under the harsh and dangerous conditions on the planet. Rather than dying they rediscover space travel, and have built an entire society around conquest and slavery.

There are a number of hard sexual issues in the story line, that might turn off readers, but they are also essential to building on the idea of how depraved the Kolnari are so essential to the story line. What makes the story compelling though is much like many of Anne's books, this one has richly developed characters that you start to care about, and want to know more about. The Brawn Channa, the Brain Simeon, the orphan child who gets adopted by Simeon and Channa named Joat all have complex and in some cases not happy backgrounds. The characters are not two dimensional, and the best part about this book is that you also get the second story line where after the events in the City Who Fought, you find out the super bad guys have not fully left the field and want nothing more than revenge against Channa, Simeon, Joat and just about anyone else who gets in their way.

Both stories are complelling, but not for young kids, think age 15 plus on this series. These aer stay up all night reading books, and you start to belive in the characters. Like many of Anne's stories, the hero wins just in the nick of time to save the universe or world against huge odds. The bad guys are believable, the good guys supportable, and it is a fun read. Five of five stars, this is one of those books that will keep you up all night reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By simpson sherryway on December 14, 2013
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I always like the plot device of a spunky orphan finding love and justice. A Little Princess (Puffin Classics) toHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1), it always works for me. Seranfyll is a less famous example that I thought was very good for those who also like this type of book. And Joat has for years been one of my favorite examples of this plot. My dog eared The City Who Fought (Brainship) is a favorite because I love the development of the relationship between Simeon and Joat. The cyborg adopting an brilliant abused orphan, I mean, its a really interesting take on the situation. I'd buy a third book in this series. But despite this excellent review, I could not recommend this for middle schoolers. The combination of sex and violence including graphic rape and gratuitous murder make it a poorer choice for teens than other brain brawn books. The Ship Who Sang or Brain Ships (PartnerShip & The Ship Who Searched) would be much more appropriate entry points into this series for younger readers, despite empathy with Joat and her age.
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By Amazon Customer on April 24, 2014
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Awesome awesome awesome! This is a very great read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have .
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A pair of fine stories in what I consider McCaffrey's finest series, with a different kind of Brain/Brawn pair featured in the first volume.
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By Connie Stafford on March 25, 2014
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I have had this book in paperback for a long time; now I can take it and many others on one device instead of a stack of books on trips.
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I like the concept, the story, the writing. It's gripping.
I would recommend it/them to anyone who likes science fantasy.
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If you like the Brain Ship series, this is one of the best! I love the dynamics between the brain and the brawn. I also love Joat, and the fact that Ms. McCaffrey made her a main character and a hero, and then to follow up with her own book... phenomenal! I also love the bad guys they are unique, and their back story is so cool. This is for Science Fiction lovers and anyone who likes Anne McCaffrey; it is a must read. I like this series as much as the PERN series. Great read.
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