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Pegasus In Space (The Talent Series)

Pegasus In Space (The Talent Series) [Kindle Edition]

Anne McCaffrey
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Anne McCaffrey is best known for the Dragonriders of Pern, but her loose "Talents" SF series about superpsychics has been running almost as long. This began with the near-future (1973), To Ride Pegasus continuing a couple of generations later in Pegasus in Flight (1990). Book two introduced a crowd of new characters, notably the paralysed boy Peter whose telekinetic talent can not only move his body without help from his ruined nervous system, but--with practice--even lift payloads into orbit.

Pegasus in Space follows directly on, with mayhem and mutiny at the opening of a manned space station which Peter and talented friends helped build. Further hassles follow during his training for space haulage work: obstructive bureaucrats, crooked suppliers, murder attempts and skilful sabotage. McCaffrey specialises in feelgood adventure SF, full of romance, warm friendships and hearty meals. Somehow her villains never quite convince, and their villainies are so rapidly dealt with that the story rarely builds up much suspense. Meanwhile, the orphan girl Amiriyah who's adopted into Peter's family has a mysterious, subtle talent of her own, one which we soon guess will change his life ...

Our young hero's ambitions foreshadow this series' later, far-future books (beginning with the 1990 The Rowan ), whose "kinetics" hurl cargo across huge interstellar gulfs. While most people think his talent needs careful conservation, Peter has already teleported supplies to the Moon and has secret plans for Mars, the asteroids, and the moons of Jupiter. It all makes for an agreeable, lightweight read. --David Langford


"Few are better at mixing elements of high fantasy and hard science fiction."--The New York Times Book Review

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 624 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (31 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,523 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she lived in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she bred horses. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. She died in November 2011.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting end to a brilliant trilogy 28 Nov 2000
I've wanted to read this ever since it came out around easter... I wish I'd bought it earlier. The commissioning of Padrugoi Station and the continuing saga of Peter Reidinger is a top form Mccaffrey novel. There is also the happy ending that we have all been waiting for! (I'll say no more about that because I don't want to spoil the book if you haven't read it yet). All in all well worth the money I would recommend this book. It's a must if you have read the previous two ("To Ride Pegasus" & "Pegasus In Flight")
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent book, just a shame we had to wait so long for it. Let's hope the next one will not make us wait so long. This is the third book in the Talent series which was started somewhere in the 70s. We see some of the characters of the previous books as they grow up to become adult and grow into their specific talents. As can be expected of McCaffrey the characters are well worked out and the plotting is excellent in it's complex simplicity. The end of the book somehow gives the impression this may be the last one in the series. I just hope it's not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aspirations over the moon and beyond the stars 3 Dec 2003
Pegasus in Space follows the teenaged years of Peter Reindinger the strongest psychic talent discovered. A warm-hearted link between the amazing Pegasus Earth Talents and the Tower & Hive Talents and continuing from where Pegasus in Flight left off with young Peter, a paraplegic since a collapsed wall paralysed his body discovers his newly developing kinetic talent and uses it to operate his wounded body.
Pegasus in Space starts in 2082, and a sideline trip to Bangladesh where 5 year old Amariyah Bantam daughter of two Talents is rescued from monsoon flooding then to the inauguration of the newly commissioned Padrugoi Space Station. Discretely integrated into the reception guests, fifteen year-old Peter and Talents Ryssa Gwyn-Lehardt and Air Force Colonel Johnny Greene foil the attempted mutiny and hijack. There for the first time Peter discovers his dream: to work in space.
Learning to ‘Hack the Black’ for EVA he uses his talent in the orbital shipyard and teleporting supplies between earth and station. With the help of Johnny Greene, the pair establishes the foundation of the Tower Talents legend and FT&T: Federated Telepath and Teleport. Learning to teleport further and discovering the secret behind gestalt, could they lift to the Moon’s First Lunar Base or even the naval outpost on Mars?
However, life does not run smoothly in space and around the next bulkhead are unexpected obstacles. With aspirations over the moon and beyond the stars his growing reputation as the strongest ever talent, will his life hold all he desires?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but then with all Anne McCaffrey novels, what I receive surpasses what I expect and that is a good read. If you are a fan of Anne then you will enjoy this as with all her work you can immerse yourself into the detailed worlds she has created and experience the love, life and laughter and the beauty of the wonders she sees.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Fireboy
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This shall we say ,is a very good double set .Especially if unlike me you actually read them in the correct order.!!Doing it properly they flow hit through the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fact or Fiction? 19 Mar 2001
By A Customer
It makes me wonder whether or not the psychic abilities are actually real or a figment of the author's imagination. But then that is the whole make the reader wonder. Loved the book, love the series. Don't think anyone else writes as well as Ms McCaffrey does. Not in sci-fi anyway.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Politics and more politics, but good 10 Feb 2001
By A Customer
My one complianent about this, and indeed the rest of the 'Talents' series is that is seems always about the politics of the Talented and FT&T. So, the business with the Padrugoi (sp) Station manager was tense, and in places dramatic, but what I want, as with many SF, is, to be frank, Sci-Fi. Saying that, it is a good route to go down, by not concentrating on the space-ships and little green men impression of the genre. Nice way to wrap up the series as a whole. I'd agree that the ending was both rushed and forced-upon. I especially noted and liked the explianation of the phsycic powers of the Talented, it did turn out to be what I had assumed all along, but it was good to see it in writing. If you would directly connect the progession of the 'Talents' onto 'Tower and the Hive' I would say it is, overall, definitly worth the read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good vintage, although a little forced. 26 April 2000
By Jo Lee
Definately better than some of her more recent books, this book continues the story of the the Talents involvement in the colonization of space. This book mainly focuses on Peter Reideinger (sp!) but I would have preferred to see more of Tirla, and I always thought she was the more complex, and interesting character. Also the end was far too rushed. (Did anyone get the number of that speeding truck?). It smacked too much of getting them into space for the start of the Rowan, when it would have benefited from maybe being held over to the next book. But all in all definitely an Anne McCaffrey to add to the Bookshelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to wrap up the first Talent series 16 July 2000
This is a great book, better than some of her more recent works, but it seems to suffer slightly from being a "wrap up" of some loose ends. There sometimes seem to be a little too many loose ends that get neatly wrapped up in a few pages for my liking. Also, readers of the other Pegasus books and the Tower and the Hive series may notice one or two inconsistancies between things in this book and things in the later Tower series. All in all this is a good book and it answers a lot of questions and sets up many of the things for the Tower series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pegasus in Space
I have really enjoyed this book, if fact all the Pegasus series. I would like to know more of what happens in the early stages of the FT&T, before the Rowan starts. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Difficult to keep going a times
Published 2 months ago by M EKEMA
5.0 out of 5 stars Pegasus series / Tower and Hive series.
The three books in the Pegasus series makes a good introduction to the Tower and Hive series. One series can be read before the other but the Pegasus series sets the background to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Graham Friday
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a pot boiler
I very much enjoyed the first 2 Pegasus books. This one is enjoyable enough but lingers quite a bit in the middle & peters out towards the end. Read more
Published 4 months ago by WINWIG
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely excellent
Absolutely excellent
Published 5 months ago by R J LAST
5.0 out of 5 stars Pegasus In Space
A good read, full of intrigue. A masterful Anne McCaffrey novel that stands as a story in its own right but also builds on its predecessors and expands their tale.
Published 8 months ago by Ann Brodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a great series by a great writer. Love all her works, Sci-Fi lost a great writer when she died
Published 10 months ago by Lucy Blaker
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a fan of Anne-McCaffrey and was well received
Bought this as a gift and have not read it so I can't comment on the Book itself but it arrived promptly and in excellent condition for a very reasonable price.
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Steven Rushton
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite series of books
I have been reading and re-reading these books for many years and am delighted to be able to buy them on kindle. The Talent Series is a fabulous easy, engaging and addictive story. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Karen Douglas
2.0 out of 5 stars not at her best
I've always had a soft spot for McCaffrey, particularly the early volumes in the Pern sequence. I read the original Pegasus stories many years ago and had often thought about... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ian Burdon
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