Crystal Singer

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 12, 1985 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - Dellani Oakes - Goodreads

One of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. Killishandra Ree is a disappointed singing student who finds her way to a mysterious and dangerous planet to become a Crystal Singer. These people have to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pat Velasquez - Goodreads

I read this book back when it first came out,in the early eighties.I had just finished a corse at school about science fiction.My teacher recommended just picking up books and finding what appealed. I ... Read full review

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Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She has won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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