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Powers That Be Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted Geologic survey teams sent to locate newly detected mineral deposits were e

  • Title: Powers That Be
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • ISBN: 9780345387790
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted Geologic survey teams sent to locate newly detected mineral deposits were either coming up empty or disappearing altogether And the locals weren t talking especially not to the company bent on exploiting the planet.Disabled combat veteran YanaStrange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted Geologic survey teams sent to locate newly detected mineral deposits were either coming up empty or disappearing altogether And the locals weren t talking especially not to the company bent on exploiting the planet.Disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock seemed to the company to be the ideal spy the frailty that made her no further use to the military would be a perfect blind to allow her to get close to the Petaybean natives But miraculously, with her relocation to the arctic planet came a return of Yana s health and strength And the she got to know they people of Petaybee, the determined she became to protect her new home.For something strange and wonderful truly was happening on Petaybee Something worth fighting for, or even dying for but, especially, something worthy living for

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    1. Powers That Be centers on Major Yanaba Maddock, a disabled veteran, sent to the icy planet Petaybee to die, but also on one last mission: to spy on the locals and find out what is really going on there. This book has a naive sweetness to it. It reminds me of early McCaffrey books, like the Dragonsinger series. (Also my favorite of her work, and feels very YA to me.) Or even like a Mercedes Lackey book. The storyline features a native culture full of good people having nice parties and being very [...]

    2. Dd Jul 2016 Now, this is ONE BEAUTIFUL sci-fi borderline romance borderline space something! I read this about 10 yrs earlier and still am fond of it. I need to get my hands on the rest of the series like, yesterday!Dd Aug 2017 This is sheer WOW! I keep returning to this book year after year, again and again. Somehow, it's immensely comforting.

    3. Anne McCaffrey is one of my guilty pleasures. Her Brain Ships series is probably one of my favourite SF series to read, and I'd thought for certain that I'd read most of her early trilogies. Powers That Be has never been a favourite of mine (I think the Crystal Singers is way up there though), I do own one or two of the novels from the Powers series, but for some reason it doesn't pull me as strongly as her other books do. Yana, the main character is a battle stricken veteran who is sent to Peta [...]

    4. This is one of my favorite series by Anne McCaffrey. I love the world building she does. The people and the culture are fascinating. I would hate to live in such a cold place, but she almost makes it appealing.Of course there are the usual big company politics, but the planet is far older than politics ever will be. I highly recommend this whole series.

    5. My full review is here on my personal website. I'll post my conclusion here, though:4.5 out of 5.0 starsSo, why did I knock off half a point? I think the relationship between Sean and Yana is a little rushed. I guess with everything else that goes on in the story that both characters are involved in that it just feels like they don’t have time to try to be a couple.However, this book is incredible! If I had a physical edition of this book it would go on my special bookshelf. One day, I will ow [...]

    6. I'm a big fan of McCaffrey anyway, but this book is particularly strong. The premise has a breath of native american or druidic intent, but in that way anne has of making it all bigger than life. After you get comfortable with the scenery (not a difficult task), the plot really takes over. You're pulling for the characters the whole time. I loved it.

    7. This is the 1st book in the Petaybee series by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. In this one the planet Petaybee was terraformed two hundreds years ago. It is still an arctic world so it was forcibly settled by Inuit peoples from old Earth. They have adapted to their new world and have thrived but they hold a secret form Intergal, the company who terraformed Petaybee and owns the rights to the entire planet. When new mineral deposits are discovered, research teams are sent but many o [...]

    8. Intriguing, engaging, and filled with a lovely blend of magic and science fiction. The romance was predictable, which is typical in Anne/Elizabeth collabs, but I never mind. I love the writing style and the LBTQ representation. I recommend to those looking for an interesting, easy, wonderful sci-fi/fantasy story!

    9. Powers That Be by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the first book set in the Petaybee universe. The book is a romantic science fiction story whose main character Yanaba Maddock discovers that her life may not be over after all when she is sent off to the world of Petaybee. When the story begins her lungs are shot from poison gas which she inhaled during an insurrection on a planet where she was serving as company military. As a result she is discharged and sent to the ice planet o [...]

    10. My wife recommended that I read this book, and she's the primary reason that I've become a fan of Mercedes Lackey, so I decided to give it a go.Powers That Be reads very distinctly as written by feminine hands, and this is made most clear in the romance of the main character (Yana), as well as the very socially-oriented aspect of the book. Despite the conflict, this is really a book about healing, friendship, and a chance at a second life. There's a definite idyllic charm to some of the characte [...]

    11. I was surprised that I could come to like a setting that was mostly ice and snow! But once again McCaffrey, along with Elizabeth Scarborough this time, created a world that I could live in, and especially characters that I could love. I think my favorite is Bunny, the teenaged snocle driver who first befriends Yana Maddock and becomes her guide to this frozen world.While the story is science fiction with a little fantasy, there's almost a spiritual aspect to it. It presents us with a planet that [...]

    12. One of the reasons I picked this up is, at the time it was written there were few good stories involving female veterans, at least not as the central character. In this, we have a female veteran who has been "released" from active duty, and sent to the planet Petaybee to recover from an injury she suffered in the line of duty. Like any military service, the release has a few conditions, in this case Yana is to spy on the colonists and report back on why the company is not seeing the results (pro [...]

    13. Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee. Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted, while some people were simply disappearing. None of the locals were talking to the company, so the company sent disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock to spy. But a strange thing happened. With her relocation to the arctic planet came a return of Yana's health and strength. And the more she got to know the people of Petaybee, the more determined she became to protect her [...]

    14. I enjoyed re-reading this book, having just finished the Twins of Petaybee which is a sequel trilogy. It's been years (10?) since I last read it and I can't wait to get my hands on the other two in this first trilogy. Major Yanaba Maddock, her lungs badly damaged in a military incident, is being retired to an out-of-the way planet populated by "ips", short for "inconvenient people". Strange things happen to Company investigators looking for the planet's supposedly rich resources, and Yana is ask [...]

    15. Most excellent, sci-fi and paranormal thrillerThis is one of my families favorite books. Maj. Yana has been deposited onto this ice ball of a planet with only one year to live after she is damaged during an uprising on another planet. She has to work through all the company and service big wigs to get to health, love, and protection of the living planet. Well-written with well-developed characterization that you will love. With the violence and sexual content, I would recommend this book to thos [...]

    16. As joyful a read as my first Pern novel didn't think it possibleI have read all the pern books more than once and thought it was not just Pern but the tantalizing mix of dragons,riders, telepathy and music that held me. It is really grand descriptive storytelling with all those elements making the created planet and characters jump to life which holds me. All the best of Mccafrey and Scarborough storytelling alive and thriving onPetaybee. Off to buy book 2 and recommend it to you.

    17. while i could take or leave most of the Pern books (they're good, but not stellar), i LOVE the Petaybee series. the setting is definitely unique and i like the people, the bits of background of why and how Petaybee was terraformed, and the mix of Celtic and Inuit cultures. also Yana and Sean's romance is wonderfully written throughout the whole trilogy, not overwhelming the A plot but intricately woven with it so that you want to find out what happens both with the planet AND the couple.

    18. A Quickie ReviewAnne McCaffrey may be one of the best-known names in science fiction literature, but this book was merely mediocre. The plot was okay, but it wasn't as engrossing as it could have been, and the writing felt lackluster. If you're new to this author, I would suggest reading The Dragonriders of Pern first, though veteran McCaffrey fans might enjoy this to a degree.Score: 2.75/5

    19. This was another of those books where the characters changed so much between the beginning and the end that I felt compelled to start re-reading right away. The unusual mix of Inuit and Irish traditions meant for interesting reading, and from an anthropological standpoint I also enjoyed seeing the comparison between The Company and The Natives.

    20. This book started off really promising and was mostly good. And then the ending was truly awful. Everything I hate about fantasy and romance packed into just a few chapters. Ugh. (view spoiler)[Case in point: "Then you do want the baby? You don't mind that I sometimes change into a seal?"Oh my.(hide spoiler)]

    21. This has a wonderful sense of wonder, character and worldbuilding that reminds me why I read science fiction. It's paced on the slower side to really give you a feel for the world and immerse you in it (as a caveat for those more into extreme action books), but that's intentional and it comes across very naturally and well written. Beautiful book all the way around.

    22. I read this book all the way back in junior high. I'm pleased to say I enjoyed it just as much now as I did then. Mm. I'll try to write a longer review when I'm on my computer.

    23. amazing characters. pataybe is one of the wonderfully created worlds. I love the old worldbelief woven into the story

    24. Loved it!I read a lot of Anne McCaffrey, when I was much younger. Reading this was a little like coming home. And the collaboration with Scarborough is good.

    25. Powers That Be (Petaybee, #1)McCaffrey, Annea surviving soljar has landed on the cold planet of Plythbee and learns that the planet is alive and concious.

    26. First in a new series by the author. I've actually read it before, but it had been a while, and I grabbed my own copies of the series. Sentient planet, corrupt Company, lots of cool happenings!

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