Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
1992, Baen Publishing, Riverdale
Sequel to The Ship Who Sang, this is set in the same universe but with different characters. Nancia is a Brainship - human-brain controlled spaceship (those humans who would not have survived much beyond birth) - on her first mission out of Laboratory School. She is to transport high-family young people to their first assignments and overhears some of their horrifying plans.
I really like this universe - imagine being a space ship! The characters are really three-dimensional and I enjoyed the exploration of their motivations. There could have been a little more science for my taste, but it was a good entry in the soft science fiction genre.
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