Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1)

Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1)Sassinak Was 12 When The Raiders Came That Made Her Just The Right Age Old Enough To Be Used, Young Enough To Be Broken Or So The Slavers Thought But Sassy Turned Out To Be A Little Different And Bided Her Time To Become The Fleet Captain Of A Pirate Chasing Ship Of Her Own. Sassinak is a name that s been stuck in my brain forever as code for badass female warrior, so I thought I d dig this old read out and revisit Mistake Avoid Lightweight cardboard fluff with lazy plotting, an omniperfect protagonist, and chronic bouts of WTF This book is really four semi connected novelettes, possibly with alternating authorship The
Reread.. I originally picked up Sassinak when it was first published At the time I had no idea who Elizabeth Moon or Anne McCaffrey were, but hey there s a woman in power armour on the cover and it talks abut pirates and space ships and stuff on the back cover What could go wrong Nothing I thought it was brilliant Brilliant enough that I grabbed The Death of Sleep and devoured it I started reading the Paksenarrion books well you get the idea I loved it.A couple of days ago, I finished another book and Sassinak was still there on the shelf I had such fond memories of it, I thought I d pick it up again This was, as they say, one of the classic blunders, akin to starting a land war in Asia.In my memory, Sassinak was Honor Harrington meets Ripley, with a dash of Sarah Connor In this re read, Sassinak and all her fellow characters were soggy cardboard In my memory, the story was all tense ship combat, cold strategic thinking and exciting moments of discovery In this re read, the ship combat was nearly nonexistent and what was there was boring , the strategic thinking was in the realm of incredible stupidity to be fair, in between reads, I spent a lot of time doing military communications the situation as described would have been easily teased out with the information provided, to say the least and the moments of discovery were all from
Once again I am disappointed by the newly published audiobook of an old favorite sf f book Maybe Audible Frontiers needs a bit in their budget for narrators Ax Norman did an OK job of reading the book He did not feature any differing voices for the different characters Toward the end of the book he began to waver in how he pronounced names maybe he was getting tired And Mr Norman s rhythm varied a lot, sometimes fast when it should have been slow and vice versa It was perhaps only my many re readings of this book that made me hope for better, and that I differed with how Mr Norman chose to pronounce names The title character in particular, I ve always thought of as SASS ih nak, not Sah SIN ik Sad
Amusingly enough, the first time I read this, I wasn t old enough to get the title reference Love McCaffrey s femme centric sf normally, but this is a little dry as space epics go. I loved the first half of the story But I felt at times that I missed some info during the last half This book is not very good It reads like several short stories about the same character stuck together It is very much a product of its time The authors like Heinlein imagine a world with alternative progressive attitudes to food, sex, gender and race expressed here as alie
I can t believe I m giving an Anne McCaffrey book two stars, but I have to The last 50 or so pages left me baffled I felt like I was reading something written in code It just didn t make sense Too little was explained for me to understand what was happening The first two thirds to three quarters of the book was decent, if not masterful The characters were a little flat It would have made for decent sci fi reading fodder, except the ending was u
I don t think I ve read Anne McCaffrey before From the cover of some of her books I ve seen I thought she was all about fantasy not so much sci fi But her writing with Elizabeth Moon worked really well I ve read Elizabeth s work before and loved the Vatta s War series This book reminded me of that series but with a lot sex
I read this one for r Fantasy s Book Bingo I picked it because I am a big fan of McCaffrey s Pern books and Elizabeth Moon s Paksenarrion Both of them are fantastic authors, check them out I m afraid to report that this one didn t hold up as I had hoped There were some jarring

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  • Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1)
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9780708852439