To escape extermination by their Heavyworld colleagues, Kai, Varian and their companions sought refuge in the suspended animation of cryogenic sleep. Now time has elapsed - how much is hard to tell, but at least two generations - and the survivors emerge from their hibernation. Ireta, the Dinosaur Planet, is much changed. The Heavyworlders have regressed to primitive barbarity. Much necessary life-support equipment has malfunctioned or disappeared. The very face of Ireta has altered. A rescue ship is on its way, but even as hope begins to spring, new problems arise. What are the motives of the mysterious Theks? Why are the intelligent Giffs - pterodactyls locked in an evolutionary blind alley - acting so strangely? Above all, what could possibly be the cause of the mindless hostility of the Heavyworlders? THE SURVIVORS - for them there was more at stake than simple survival.
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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was brought up in the US and lived in Ireland for many years. She co-authored books with Elizabeth Moon, Jody Lynn Nye, Margaret Ball, Mercedes Lackey and S.M. Stirling. She died in November 2011 at the age of 85.About the Author:
Anne McCaffrey was educated at Radcliffe College, Massachusetts, and has a degree cum laude in Slavonic Languages and Literature. She is a past winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and has written several novels, including the much-loved Dragonriders of Pern saga.
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Book Description Orbit, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 708881297