Decision at Doona

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 12, 1979
23 Reviews

After the first human contact with the Siwannese ended in a mass suicide, the Terran government made a law that no further contact with sentient aliens would be allowed. But since their own planet was overcrowed, they looked to colonize Doona--until they found the Hrubbans. Their choice was simple but dangerous. They could kill the cat-like Hrubbans, or for the first time in history, learn to to coexist with an alien race....

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Review: Decision at Doona (Doona #1)

User Review  - Joe Santoro - Goodreads

Plot: Humanity has become complacent, using extreme protocol and non-competitive, non-offensive behavior to survive in an extremely overcrowded planet. Only a small few are intrepid enough to colonize ... Read full review

Review: Decision at Doona (Doona #1)

User Review  - Allynn Riggs - Goodreads

Now this is the type of science fiction I love. Published in 1969 it looks at possible solutions to an overcrowded, bored, unenthusiastic world(s). McCaffrey also looks at the problems with non ... Read full review

Contents

Conference
1
Escape
7
Surprise
13
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

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 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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