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The author of the book: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN: 067187599X
ISBN 13: 9780671875992
Language: English
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Edition: Baen Books
Date of issue: May 1994

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SHELLPERSON WITH A MISSION

Simeon was bored. Not with being a shellperson—like Helva, The Ship Who Sang, and Tia, The Ship Who Searched, he rather pitied “softshells” their mayfly lives and absurdly limited senses—but with running the mining and processing station that made up his “body”. So when the arrival of an out-of-control refugee ship interrupted his latest wargame (Simeon’s hobby) the excitement was welcome.

Then the refugees told their story: attack by space barbarians. Soon, long before any help could arrive from Fleet, Station SSS-900 would be in the Fist of High-Clan Kolnar, and nobody would be bored, least of all Simeon. If anyone was to survive, somehow he must transmute his hobby into the real thing, and become—

The City Who Fought.

Previous titles in this bestselling series include The Ship Who Sang, The Ship Who Searched, The Ship Who Won, and PartnerShip.


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Ebook The City Who Fought read Online! Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.

Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.

Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein (1947-1952). She married in 1950 and had three children: Alec Anthony, b. 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.

Anne McCaffrey’s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction + Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967. By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing. Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s. It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms. McCaffrey’s talents as a story-teller are best displayed.

She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.

Obituaries: Locus, GalleyCat.


Reviews of the The City Who Fought


ALBERT

A charming book, a lot more!

HARRY

A hard book, obviously not for everyone.

IMOGEN

When you regret the book ends!

HARVEY

This book is holding in tensions until the end!

KATIE

You need to be clear about what this book is for and what it can give you.




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