Saturday, October 17, 2009

Generation Warriors + GIVEAWAY

by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0671720414

This is a volume with two stories in it about Dinosaur Planet.

Generally I love Anne McCaffrey's books, and I even like the Sassinak ones usually, but this volume didn't ring with me very much. I love sci-fi/fantasy but more along the lines of fantasy. Spaceships running around is not my favorite.

At any rate these books follow very closely along with the other Sassinak books and Lunzie books. Both of them are featured in other volumes. After getting into the story about 35 pages into it I started to enjoy it and wanted to know what would happen next. There's lots of action and adventure.

Lunzie is on a spaceship whose goal is to map out a planet. As soon as they arrive they notice that strange things are happening.

One other thing I didn't like about this book, and most of the other Lunzie/Sassinak universe, is the problems between "heavy-worlders" and regular people. This race is human but has been genetically bred to be able to handle being on high-gravity planets, and they are resentful of this. I see that the author is trying to explore the idea of racial tension and why it happens and how it can play out, but it just doesn't work for me, maybe because it is SO overt. Most racial tension is not talked about or discussed.

I recommend these books, but my favorite books by Anne McCaffrey are the Pern books.

GIVEAWAY: Comment by next Saturday, October 24, and win this book. Tell me if you usually read Sci-fi/fantasy and what your favorite author in that genre is.

1 comment:

Pryncss Briana said...

I love McCaffrey! My mom let me start reading Rowan and the following series when I was about twelve, and have continued with many of her other series since then. :) Glad to see you review her, sorry it didn't turn out as well as expected.