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Nimisha's Ship by [McCaffrey, Anne]
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Parts of Nimisha's Ship are reminiscent of the melodramatic intrigue and romance among lords and ladies in Anne McCaffrey's first SF novel Restoree (1967). Here, though, danger and drama are downplayed while the course of true love-- plus the joy of friendship--moves to centre stage. Nimisha, heir to her mother's wealth and high status, tomboyishly prefers the spaceship yards of her absentee father. She sneaks off to work with him and emerges as a gifted ship designer. One day, testing a splendid new space-yacht, she falls through a wormhole to a far-off region of the galaxy. This contains a planet of unfriendly beasties--mostly leathery- winged avians, easily shot down by Nimisha's yacht AI--and stranded wormhole victims: a haggard human party easily put right by medical treatment, and midget aliens who are easily befriended. Romance soon blooms for Nimisha, and she settles down to have the nicest human castaway's babies (twins, then triplets). Meanwhile rescue missions are on the way, one by the long slow route and one by accidental wormhole encounter. Happy family reunions follow, with a certain twinkly charm but no real suspense or surprise. It's a comforting, unthreatening read: McCaffrey addicts will love it, but newcomers may prefer to start with her tougher, grittier SF adventures like the classic Dragonflight. -- David Langford

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An exciting novel of exploration in the deeps of space.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (31 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008I33VJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A most enjoyable read for teens to adult this book has very strong characters who manage the impossible on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have
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Format: Paperback
This has long been one of my favourite sci-fi books, and I still enjoy it whenever I pick it up for a fresh read, but my tastes have changed over the years and I now wish it was written in a harder style. The story is decently written and accessible, with no complicated technological terms to confuse the reader, and likeable characters, especially Nimisha herself; in addition to that there’s some nice, if not extensive, descriptive detail and the aliens are nicely imagined.

I do find that the situations are coped with a little too easily at times, which takes away any real sense of struggle or danger, and that’s a shame. Even the attacks connected to the fight over Nimisha’s inheritance are treated too casually, and at the end of the book there’s no resolution to that situation, it just seems to be forgotten about.

Don’t get me wrong, this is an enjoyable book, but only if your preference is for a lighter read. This same story in the hands of someone who writes heavier, more in-depth, sci-fi could have been absolutely fabulous. That said, I still look forward to reading it again.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
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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Format: Paperback
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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Format: Hardcover
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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Format: Hardcover
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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Format: Paperback
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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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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