Anne McCaffrey Book Discussion Group
Wed, Feb. 28th, 2007, 08:39 pm
iwerewolf: new here
*pokes head in and looks around*
Hi, just joined today and thought I'd introduce myself.
Erm, my name is Batwoman and my favorite color is clear with transparent polka dots.
Ok seriously though....
I just read Restroree ( blame my sister for making me read it, remind me to hurt her for that) and I have to say I love it. I finished it Monday and I've re-read chapter 17 and a few pages into 18 because I don't want it to end. Why oh why was this the only book written? and just as importantly, why isn't this going to be made into a movie?
I ordered my own copy the other day and will be giving my sister's back next time I see her. I'll most likely re-read it as soon as my copy arrives. This was such a great book, I can't believe that woman ended it where she did and didn't write more. that's so wrong.
This could really keep going. Dang I want more.
I went on the search for fanfic (I was that desperate the other night) but didn't find any. I'm not knocking fanfic, shoot, I write enough of my own, to me anything else written about it can only be done by the author. That may sound strange but this has to be the only thing where I won't be able to enjoy anything written by fans nearly as much as if it were written by Anne herself. That's not to say I wouldn't enjoy something written by someone else, say her son for instance, where she colaborated.
So I've got a couple questions then, aside from the above, does anyone know of any Restoree fanfic out there? Granted I just googled and didn't try other search engines. But I've found there is very little out there about this book.
ok so that was just 1 question.
That's pretty much it. I haven't read any of the other books, not that into dragons so the others don't sound apealing. I'm more into sci-fi than fantasy. Course I did read "Here There Be Dragons" but that was a Trek book. anyway, as I was saying, I probably won't have much to say since I don't know the other books.
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
It's about the way that women were portrayed back in the 50's/60's/70's in any kind of adventure or scifi book.
I got hooked on this a while ago as well, loved that it starts where i live.
Read The Coelura yet? Loved it!
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah I know, that's why I don't get the lack of more.
I find it great that this was written in the 60s and is just a little out of date, at least the earth tech. It could still keep going, kind of pick up where the book left off not changing/updating it. Also would work with the minor changes to allow for updating (I'm sure that would be done if this were ever made into a movie).
I can see this going on like the Star Wars books. I was left wondering if her family was still alive, does she see them again? Do her and Harlan have kids? Just what kind of a woman does Jokan find on earth? Somehow I can see him looking for a fiesty woman. ;P
ARGH So much still to be written and yet nothing else.
no, haven't read that. As I said, this is the only McCaffrey book I've read.
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
She has written a LOT of sci-fi books that aren't about dragons. The Doona series, The Planet Pirates series, the Freedom series (phenomenal and very sci-fi, zero fantasy), the Crystal Singer series, and of course, the Brain Ship series. Among others.
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
*nods* Don't know if I'll have the time to check the others out. All I know is I want more Restoree.
yes I'm being a pest about it can you blame me? ;P
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Restoree is definitely one of my favorite McCaffrey books. Since you don't have time to check out all the others (not that I blame you, she's written TONS) - may I suggest that you check out perhaps the Freedom Series (Freedom's Landing) and the the telepath series starting with The Rowan? In my mind, they're the most similar and better yet, if you like them, they're the start of a series each so you can get more of the same by just picking up the next book in line. :-)
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
heh do you have any idea how many years I've had that book sitting in my room? My sister found it at a bookstore a couple years ago (if not longer) and practically threw it at my head to finish reading. She pestered me about it recently too. I finally decided to put my other stack on hold once I finished the one book and read that.
I don't think I'm going to get around to your recs for a loooong time at this rate. lol thanks for the info though, since I read mostly Star Wars and Trek books, I tend to not venture far from there. Probably the only other sci-fi book I've read is a Doctor Who book. lol have you sensed the pattern yet? ;P
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
Yup Restoree is my absolute fave as well... the freedom books is along similar lines and I would say read them next (as everyone else has said). I read the first in the serries in two days ... couldn't put it down.
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
I fell heavily for Restoree when I first read it in the 70s too. I've not read it since so perhaps I should. Like everyone else I would rec. the Freedom series. Although it isn't the same it's not fantasy it's definitely sci.fi. I have to say though, if you can bring yourself to try the Pern books you probably won't be sorry. :-)
Fri, Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
If it helps, my initial reading was in 88 (I believe) but due to many factors I didn't get very far before I had to give the book back to my sister. She had borrowed it from a friend. So glad she found it and gave it to me to finish. Now I just have to give it back to her without starting it again. I'm going to try to wait until my copy comes in the mail before I re-read this.
I just can't get away from it. Even at work, the story creaps into my head as I'm doing things.
Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
I haven't actually tried Restoree. It's one of the very few of McCaffrey's books I haven't got around to yet. I'm sure I'll try it eventually.
Can I point out that the Dragonriders of Pern is
in fact science-fiction, not fantasy? It's often called fantasy because it's dragons, but technically it's sci-fi. It involves space travel, genetic manipulation (of the dragons) etc etc. It's a fantastic series.
Anyway, non-dragon related, I very much recommend Sassinak & sequels, the Freedom series, the Tower and the Hive series (with the prequel series I can't remember the name of), and, well, most of her books, really...
Fri, Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Read it! Seriously. One word of caution, because it's out of print, it's hard to find. While googling for any information on it last week I found it on amazon. I was curious about the copy I found for 8 cents. I decided to get that one even though I'm paying over 3 bucks in shipping. Oh well, the book itself was 8 cents. :)
Mon, Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
The prequel to the Tower and the Hive Series is the Pegasus Series (To Ride Pegasus, Pegasus in Flight, Pegasus in Space). Technically, TatH is just a continuation of the Pegasus series.