The penal planet Botany had fought a grim and dangerous war to free itself from their Eosi overlords. Now the Eosi were gone, and both Botany and Earth were free again - free, but in serious trouble without their communications satellites and ravaged by disease, hunger and the debris of war.
The inhabitants of the penal planet Botany had fought a grim and dangerous war to free themselves from their Eosi overlords. Now the Eosi were gone, and both Botany and Earth were free again - but in serious trouble as the theft of all their communications satellites by the Catteni (working with their Eosi masters) had left them isolated and in a desperate situation. Hoping that everything stolen from them had been returned, they found that Catteni greed had triumphed. he merchants of Barevi refused to give up the stolen goods unless a substantial ransom was paid. Earth was in a partcularly bad way- disease, vandalism, starvation and the breakdown of their mechanical world had left its people fighting for survival. They desperately needed the goods the Barevi were hoarding. And so Zainal, Kris and a corageous team from Botany set off to try and outwit the theiving merchants. But their expedition led to a horrifyig replay of an old nightmare for Kris - and only Zainal could save her and the future of both Earth and Botany.
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Anne McCaffrey is one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she now lives permanently in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she breeds horses. She has recently been awarded the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. She is the creator of the Dragons of Pern series, currently being filmed for TV.
Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
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