Power Play (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 19, 2002 - Fiction
19 Reviews
Petaybee was growing up. Day by day, the sentient planet--like any child--was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech.
But few outsiders truly cared for the feelings and intelligence of what they perceived to be a giant hunk of rock--or a mere oddity to be gawked at. Some came to worship the newly awakened soul. Some came by invitation, but without comprehension, to harvest the almost magically curative native plants. Big game hunters came chasing rumors of fantastical creatures that simply gave themselves up for the killing. And tourists came in droves, many of them searching for long-lost relatives among those whom Intergal had relocated to Petaybee during its colonization phase. The Petaybeans had their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of visitors.
Then some of Petaybee's staunchest champions--Yanaba Maddock, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, Bunny Rourke, and Diego Metaxos--were kidnapped. The perpetrators wanted Petaybee for its incredible mineral wealth. Their other attempts at plundering the planet had all failed, and now they were determined to force the Petaybeans to make a trade: the planet for the people. They simply didn't understand that such a bargain was impossible. For the only one who could speak for Petaybee was Petaybee itself--and no one knew what a living planet could do once it found its voice...


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Review: Power Play (Petaybee #3)

User Review  - Brian Schiebout - Goodreads

Power Play by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the third book in the Petaybee series. The story fallows the events which occurred in Power Lines as the defeated enemies of Petaybee are ... Read full review

Review: Power Play (Petaybee #3)

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A necessary read to bring conclusion to the Petaybee series... But the book mostly took place on a space station (not the planet itself), and the political maneuvering was tedious. Part of the charm ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
24
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
63
Section 7
78
Section 8
87
Section 14
179
Section 15
190
Section 16
201
Section 17
206
Section 18
216
Section 19
247
Section 20
265
Section 21
273

Section 9
103
Section 10
129
Section 11
139
Section 12
152
Section 13
167
Section 22
282
Section 23
306
Section 24
338
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About the author (2002)

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.

Scarborough is the author of twenty-three science fiction and fantasy novels, including the 1989 Nebula Award winning Healer's War and the Powers series.

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