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McCaffrey’s world of the Talented is as vivid as that of Pern and its dragons.”— Publishers Weekly When a freak accident furnishes solid. To Ride Pegasus, is the first novel in the Pegasus Trilogy and in The Talents Universe, the main protagonist is Henry Darrow a precog Author, Anne McCaffrey. To ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey, , Ballantine Books edition.

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To get back to the stories, I really enjoyed them. One problem-you need to put the first book To Ride Pegasus in the primary or first position, so you can listen to it first. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books are not in the correct reading order. At first I was excited to have a digital version of both of these books, but then I realized that they were not in the right order, that they were abridged and that the reader is terrible.

The cover makes it look like some cheesy fantasy novel while the back makes it sound like a mail-order-bride romance or something.

Add psychics on top of that, and you have a means of suppressing the plebeians by using a well padded iron gauntlet. And its not always easy finding books in that subgenre!

The cover of To Ride Pegasus. It has all of McCaffrey’s usual strengths–vivid descriptions, world-building, practical attention to detail–and weaknesses; the people don’t act quite like people.

There really is nothing quite like her worlds. Apr 09, Pages Buy. As alien influence fades, the people of Botany must decide what kind of world they will become. Daffyd Dai Dave op Owen. The condescension and manipulation of women for their own good, of course by the male leaders got old very quickly, as did the constant use of the word “ethnic” what ethnicity was never specified – they were just “ethnic”.

Left out way too much in the abridgement.

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Pete [from The Talents Universe]. Read reviews that mention anne mccaffrey ride pegasus short stories henry darrow tower and hive well written pern series psychic powers pegasus in flight great story started reading kindle edition kindle version talent series hive series psychic abilities love anne rowan series misspelled words several times.


After reading almost a third of the book, I am putting it in my cull bag, to exchange it at the used book store for something I will enjoy. Henry goes on to lease The Warehousewhich acts as a temporary residence for the Talents until he can acquire permanent loggings, which he has foreseen. By the time the three children of mccatfrey marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Henry Darrow is a surprisingly accurate astrologer. It’s interesting contrasting these psychics vs other more recent paranormals, especially as far as ethical issues are concerned.

Henry agrees telling Gus, that he already has foreseen the permanent residence for the center, which eventually leads him to approach wealthy businessman George Hennerwho is also a Talent as well. The stories are abridged and mashed together. Agree with previous reviewers who said this edition is full of errors.

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Of course, Darrow is right and the center is established. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I remember enjoying The Rowan et al. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards.

To Ride Pegasus

Jan 17, Sophie rated it liked it Shelves: Set up a giveaway. Amaldaan empath capable of bending thousands to her will with her projections, yet terrified of one man-a man who was determined to gain power of his own The women are peripheral to the story, even when as in the case of the last onethe story revolves around her abilities and influence.

This group of stories chronicles the birth and growing pains of the Research and Training Center for protecting Talents and using their gifts for all humanity. She brings a world and people to life with a minimum of description that is a perfect balance between describing what she sees and allowing the reader to paint their own version of the same picture, letting imagination fly.


Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, inMcCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. Would you ever listen to anything by Anne McCaffrey again? Some of the things that she wrote about in the 70s and 80s like “pencil files” and other future technology are now here in, ironically enough, thumb drives.

I haven’t reread To Ride Pegasus in years, so revisiting it was interesting. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I am very disappointed in this book. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 2, 16 4, 3. I still have a fondness for the early Talent books and the future they created.

The basic scenario is that in a future which is mostly the past now, since in the initial story they state it iswhere the US has become basically a giant welfare state Ms McCaffrey’s crystal ball wa I haven’t reread To Ride Pegasus in years, so revisiting it was interesting.

Books by Anne McCaffrey. In his lifetime the Center identifies many Talents and begins to train them and place them in appropriate jobs. What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Recognizing that the Talents would need protection when the exercise of their powers aroused the antagonism of frightened or disbelieving people, Henry and Molly had spearheaded legislation to insure the legal rights of paranormals.

Jun 25, Eyal Suseela rated it it was ok Shelves: Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.