Crystal Singer

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Ballantine Books, Jul 1, 1982 - Fiction - 311 pages
15 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  - Josh Meares - Goodreads

Interesting premise and some interesting characters. But the universe doesn't make sense. Why is a universal monopoly on a necessity require such hard work? There are too many questions left unanswered for my taste. Read full review

Review: Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer #1)

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Reread on a whim. I hadn't read it since middle school, but really liked it then. On the one hand, the book is VERY clunky. Nothing can be told that isn't, the villains are two-dimensional, and the ... Read full review

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About the author (1982)

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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