A classic sci-fi novel from the beloved author of the Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was a restoree, kidnapped. Torn from Earth by a bizarre and nameless. Restoree by Anne McCaffrey – book cover, description, publication history. A classic sci-fi novel from the beloved author of the Dragonriders of Pern® series She was a restoree, kidnapped. Torn from Earth by.
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It’s a little jarring that the book ends with the hero off planet and completely unaware of the last conflict the heroine has before the plot is resolved.
I can’t really give it 4 stars, although I’d like to because of the place it holds in my reading – an early step to her work. However, the book did not deliver in any of those aspects. The edition I read was, I think, the first paperback edition.
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One day a young librarian named Sara is walking around Central Park, only to be abducted by aliens. Sadly, Sara gets less and less opportunity to exhibit bravery or action as the book moves reestoree, and does a lot of wailing and being afraid. The Hills Have Spies. But I just can’t give more than faint praise for a book that reads a bit too much like a first draft.
There is some plastic-surgery kind of experimentation, but it’s very light. Secondly, it’s sexist, despite being a feminist book. She withholds the drugged food and he comes back to his senses revealing himself to be the Lord Harlan formerly regent of Lothar, the world they are on, and a victim of vicious political intrigue.
The story is a basic tale of political plo A really dated, early effort by Anne McCaffrey. Refresh and try again. The romance element is wonderfully well done.
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They’re never described, beyond being giant and prone to dissolving to jelly and stinking to high heaven when killed. Written in ’67 it’s a good, solid sci fi romance. Still, it’s an entertaining enough read and holds up on re-read quite well for a s novel.
I have to hand it to the girl tho, she managed herself well, she was plucky and smart and she her best in a mind-blowing situation. Comments make me happy! I thought I had read all of her works, but somehow missed this one. The woman is capable of things but not AS capable as her male counterpart. She is careful not to let on that she is conscious and can think for herself again. She gradually comes back to herself to find she has been physically transformed into a much more lovely form and is being employed as caretaker to an attractively ugly man apparently suffering from some kind mental illness.
To ask other readers questions about Restoreeplease sign up. She witnesses all sorts of horrific sights in what amounts to a human abattoir which sends her into deep shock. Reading it almost 50 years laterthe actions of the female protagonist are still completely dictated by the alien men in the story. View all 3 comments. She has said that she wrote it in response to the misogynistic tropes of s science-fiction where women were helpless addendums to the male-driven plot. It also doesn’t help that the author throws in cheap contrivances to separate the main couple.
Older me gives Restoree 2. Sara, the main characte This was actually a reread. Harlan was the Regent for the underage Warlord and also his nephew of the planet, Lothar, which is frequently attacked by the same aliens who kidnapped Sara- the Mil.
I used to read it about once a year, but I haven’t done that in a while. I loved it then and I love it now. It was a disappointment rdstoree the dialogue was weak and unbelievable and the main plot lacked suspense or interest.
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While it was sweet and Harlen sure was both manly and romantic in a nice “ugly” package, Sara’s whole going from ugly duckling to golden skinned beauty queen with a perfect nose was a bit cheesy. Younger me gives Restoree an mccxffrey 5 bites and wants it to remain on record as one of her favourite books, opening the doors to more and more sci-fi reading. For example, the book reads a bit like a romance between Sara and Harlan, but there is very little romantic tension here.
Suddenly instead of being a confident adult, she regresses to being restore idiotic, clingy, whiny, needy, girl-woman.
“Restoree” by Anne McCaffrey
McCaffrey in a long time but she used to be one of my top 10 authors. The world building is intense and is a pity it’s not the beginning of a series, given the amount of work Ms Anne McCaffrey has put into this book.
This will be my 3rd go around of this book. Nov 25, Andrea added it Shelves: The Mystery of Ireta. Restoree by Anne McCaffrey. The writing contains many sci-fi genre cliches and the science almost painfully basic and old rockets, Tel-Star, etc. Like many of her books, this one follows one main character in a very wide-ranging story. Looking forward to reading this again.