Crystal Singer (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 19, 2002 - Fiction
8 Reviews
Her name was Killashandra Ree. And after ten grueling years of musical training, she was still without prospects. Until she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild who could provide careers, security, and wealth beyond imagining. The problem was, few people who landed on Ballybran ever left. But to Killashandra the risks were acceptable....


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Review: Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer #1)

User Review  - Donnagarnet - Goodreads

This was the first science fiction book written by a woman I ever read. Killashandra Ree is a bit hard to like: she's arrogant & seems to be quite impressed with herself. The book begins as her dream for her life is punctured & ends with her settling into a new life direction. Read full review

Review: Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

This was the first science fiction book written by a woman I ever read. Killashandra Ree is a bit hard to like: she's arrogant & seems to be quite impressed with herself. The book begins as her dream for her life is punctured & ends with her settling into a new life direction. Read full review

Contents

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Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Reprise
Other Books by Anne McCaffrey
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Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926, which she considers an auspicious date. She is a well-known author of over 50 books, mostly science fiction, and has won the coveted Hugo Award for science fiction. McCaffrey has been a writer from the time she was a child. She was educated at Radcliffe College where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Slavonic languages. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. McCaffrey has also studied voice and, at one time, sang opera. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and Ballantine Books published her first novel, "Restoree," in 1967. The book was unique in its portrayal of a woman as the main character in a science fiction novel, a genre known for its masculine heroes. McCaffrey was the first to introduce themes of romance into the genre as well. Anne McCaffrey is best known for her "Dragonriders of Pern" series, which consists of 14 books, and the "Ship Who Sang" series. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. McCaffrey is divorced, has three grown children, and now lives in Ireland.

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