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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, I hope it's the start of a series!
The character of Nimisha is a typical, strong, determined and slightly reckless McCaffrey heroine. Set in the world of the Coelura (Nerilka's Story/The Coelura), the book follows Nimisha's childhood as a privilaged first-families bodyheir, on inheriting her father's shipyard she follows his, and her, dream of building the most advanced spacecraft of the time and...
Published on 14 Oct 2000

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars routine space age adventure / love story
An enjoyable read, but not a memorable one. The book is set in the second era of space age, after the commencement of colonisation but before first contact with alien species. It covers similar ground to Decision at Doona. The book is less interesting than other McCaffrey adventure stories set later in time, such as Generation Warriors and Sassinak, but is infinitely...
Published on 6 Aug 2000


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, I hope it's the start of a series!, 14 Oct 2000
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The character of Nimisha is a typical, strong, determined and slightly reckless McCaffrey heroine. Set in the world of the Coelura (Nerilka's Story/The Coelura), the book follows Nimisha's childhood as a privilaged first-families bodyheir, on inheriting her father's shipyard she follows his, and her, dream of building the most advanced spacecraft of the time and subsequently gets lost down a wormhole where she investigates strange new worlds and finds aliens, adventure and romance. The characters and the setting show great potential for futher development and I hope Anne McCaffrey writes a few follow ups.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars routine space age adventure / love story, 6 Aug 2000
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An enjoyable read, but not a memorable one. The book is set in the second era of space age, after the commencement of colonisation but before first contact with alien species. It covers similar ground to Decision at Doona. The book is less interesting than other McCaffrey adventure stories set later in time, such as Generation Warriors and Sassinak, but is infinitely better than recent co-productions such as the PowerPlay series. Hard to believe it is written by the same author as the wonderful Dragons of Pern novels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nimisha's Ship, 9 Mar 2005
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Nimisha is of the lineage of the first-families of her home planet. The first families (or the first settlers) are the aristrocracy on each planet that is settled. So, needless to say, Nimisha has opportunities that many others do not have on her planet. Unfortunately, the trend among the privileged youth is not to do anything useful with their lives. Nimisha goes against this trend.
The gender roles on her birth planet are set amongst the aristocracy. Here too, Nimisha breaks the trend. She is technically interested and follows in her father's tracks. Eventually she inherits his spaceyard. During her test of the Mach 5, Nimisha is caught in an unchartered worm hole and ends up in unchartered space. She sends off an SOS in hopes that someone will catch her signal and goes off to make the best of her situation. She meets other ship-wrecked and comes face to face with the unexpected.
I enjoyed this book, as I have many of McCaffrey's books. There is closure at the end, and I felt no need for a follow-up book. That has been a problem with some of McCaffrey's books. Some of her series go ON and ON and ON. Not so here (I hope).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nimisha's Ship, 9 Mar 2005
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Nimisha is of the lineage of the first-families of her home planet. The first families (or the first settlers) are the aristrocracy on each planet that is settled. So, needless to say, Nimisha has opportunities that many others do not have on her planet. Unfortunately, the trend among the privileged youth is not to do anything useful with their lives. Nimisha goes against this trend.
The gender roles on her birth planet are set amongst the aristocracy. Here too, Nimisha breaks the trend. She is technically interested and follows in her father's tracks. Eventually she inherits his spaceyard. During her test of the Mach 5, Nimisha is caught in an unchartered worm hole and ends up in unchartered space. She sends off an SOS in hopes that someone will catch her signal and goes off to make the best of her situation. She meets other ship-wrecked and comes face to face with the unexpected.
I enjoyed this book, as I have many of McCaffrey's books. There is closure at the end, and I felt no need for a follow-up book. That has been a problem with some of McCaffrey's books. Some of her series go ON and ON and ON. Not so here (I hope).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed from Bristol, 7 Dec 1999
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I own 25 of Anne McCaffrey's books and I would say this was one of the less enjoyable books. Reminscent of Dinosaur Planet but without the normal toughness that comes with most of the novels. Even had a Mrdini equivalent in it but just lacked the edge of the Pern Series or the imagination of other books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but still good, 22 Nov 2000
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Nimisha's Ship was a good book, allthough it could have been better. The plot line was interesting, though predictable in places. This book is good for someone who likes a combination of science fiction, romance, and a little suspense and mystery.
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1.0 out of 5 stars McCaffrey writes in her sleep, 30 Nov 1999
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There is nothing new here, only a rehashing of old plots. Irritatingly perfect people pair off in a boringly predictable 'adventure'. What happened to the originality of Restoree and The Ship Who Sang? Wake up Anne, please...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Anne McCaffrey, 16 July 1999
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This review is from: Nimisha's Ship (Hardcover)
Anne McCaffrey has another resounding success in Nimisha's Ship. The recipe is all there - trials to overcome and aliens to befriend. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read, leading pacefully to a thrilling finish and is difficult to put down. Existing Anne McCaffrey fans will enjoy it as it leads to new vistas, and for anyone who does not know Anne McCaffrey, it is a good introduction to her wonderful visions of the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 23 Feb 2014
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This is a great book by a great writer. Love all her works, Sci-Fi lost a great writer when she died
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another one for the Kindle, 10 Nov 2013
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I really enjoyed this book when I bought it as a paperback so when I received a Kindle for Christmas I bought it for that as well. Now I can enjoy it anywhere.
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