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Initial post: 14 Oct 2012 21:59:15 BDT
I'm trying to remember tne name of a story I read as a teenager in the early eighties. It may have been a short story or a novel. The main character is a teenage girl based on a planet from which you can see the earth rise.
She has been surgically adapted by a robot/android? to survive on the planet but is shunned by new colonists arriving from earth I think her skin was green to protect her from the suns rays.

I had it in mind that the author was Anne McCaffrey but the story does not appear on any bibliography. I can't remember how the story ends which is one of the reasons I have been trying to find out the name.

Posted on 17 Oct 2012 13:52:52 BDT
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Posted on 18 Oct 2012 23:37:36 BDT
Sophia says:
Perhaps the Crystal Singers...another series by AM. Don't remember them being green though

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 12:12:03 BDT
A. Hicks says:
Crystal Singers - were miners with a musical bent - they 'sang' to their cutters to carve out the crystal - no green people in there (or colonists) it was a selective planet (once you were there you were there) - you get 'infected' by a lifeform only found on that planet

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 09:28:58 GMT
This is The Keeper Of The isis Light by Monica Hughes. The girl's parents died; and her robot, who she called Guardian, adapted her as an infant so that she could live on the higher parts of the planet without being affected by radiation.There are 2 sequels.
"The Keeper of the Isis Light is the first book in Monica Hughes' acclaimed trilogy, and it is the story of Olwen Pendennis, the Keeper of the Isis Light. She and her companion, Guardian, have lived alone on the remote planet Isis since the death of her parents. Now, colonists from an overcrowded and polluted Earth have landed and are settling in the valleys. Olwen fears these new inhabitants may ruin her world forever, and it seems she may
be right.

Years later, in Hughes' sequel, The Guardian of Isis, the planet remains pristine and remote, even after the arrival of settlers from Earth. Over time, the settlers have abandoned the technological knowledge of their ancestors and replaced it with myth. But one young man seeks the truth, and he soon gets the chance to find it.

The final chapter in the Trilogy, The Isis Pedlar, brings the devious Michael Joseph Flynn and his daughter, Moira, to Isis. Michael's magic firestone, his strangely delicious ambrosia, and his mysterious Forever Machine are beguiling to the humble members of the Isis community. Only Moira can expose this smooth-talking pedlar for the charlatan that he is. But will she be able to do it in time to save the simple agricultural community?"
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