Monday, December 24, 2007

The Ship Who Searched by Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey

The Ship Who Searched
Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey
1992, Baen Books, New York

Tia, a child of exo-archaeologists is struck down by a mysterious ailment which leaves her paralysed. She chooses to become a 'shellperson', one of a group of humans without functioning bodies who put their minds into spaceships with full sensory input and output.

I enjoyed this read. I really like the premise of the shellpersons Universe, and the brain-and-brawn ships. The characterisations are all done really well, without going too much into sop territory. Perhaps a little episodic at times, but there was plenty of action and enough interesting science to keep it moving.

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