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Nimisha's Ship Mass Market Paperback – January 4, 2000
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This complicated story definitely makes for an enjoyable read. Nimisha is a very complex and endearing character, easy to relate to. I never found this book boring or devoid of action, and the characters were all extremely believable. I highly recommend it, however some of the more hard-core science fiction fans may not be as interested in it as I was.
I enjoyed reading all the background provided in the first part of the book and getting the feel of a new SF society - these were up to Anne's usual high standard in my opinion. I also did not think the characters are one dimensional or flat as some other reviewers have mentioned, maybe more subtle. Perhaps it is because this book is meant to be the first in a series - and more development will occur later. Regardless, I enjoyed meeting all these new people although I'd have like more on the Sh'im individuals.
This book is not for someone who likes SF books with lots of violence, running battles and other ACTION to make it move along, but it should satisfy otherwise.
I also found myself dissatisfied with the characterizations in the end. It felt like a plot outline more than anything - Pretend these are actual characters with more than one dimension, then this is what they'd do. A plus B equals C, everybody makes babies (SO MANY BABIES), the adorable and completely undifferentiated aliens party, the end.
The funny thing is, McCaffrey tries so hard to portray one thing while doing the exact opposite. The novel is full of Strong Female Characters - admirals, nobility, all sorts of naval personnel, bodyguards, the main character - but guess which gender gets weepy and hysterical on a FAR too regular basis, while men only ever get gruff lumps in their throats? Seriously, there's a scene near the end where an intelligent, capable female science officer starts crying on her husband's shoulder because it turns out oh gee, she forgot all about a regulation that pertains directly to their situation, a regulation that she would have been thinking about frequenly for the past five years or so. Oh, and the female ALIENS do all the cooking and cleaning and clothes-making in their society, and fight over who gets to take care of the babies. None of the nanny aliens even get names...Read more ›
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Another old friend, read again. This story gives a look at a future that may or may not be realistic -- giving the human aspects of living in a universe that has space travel and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DMinAK
Anne McCaffrey has a lovely writing style and keeps you on the edge of your seat.Published 9 months ago by kateg
A good story idea but a bit predictable with one dimension characters in its execution.Published 11 months ago by John
This is only one of Anne's great efforts, catches you up in the weave and keeps you enthralled and captivated.Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
If you are a fan of Anne McCaffrey's science fiction, Nimisha's Ship is a must-read. This book offers a fascinating inside look at the world of the 'high families' referred to in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Katie Bailey