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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return pollyabna Book Page. Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the spaceships floated into view above Denver.
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As human slaves were herded into the maw of a massive vessel, Kristin realized her normal life was over and her fight for freedom was just beginning… The alien Catteni value strength and intelligence in their slaves—and Kristin has managed to survive her enslavement w Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the spaceships floated into view above Denver.
As human slaves were herded into the maw of a massive vessel, Kristin realized her normal life was over and her fight for freedom was just beginning… The alien Catteni value strength and intelligence in their slaves—and Kristin has managed to survive her enslavement while hundreds of other humans have not.
But her trial has just begun, for now she finds herself part of a massive experiment. If they survive, colonization can begin. If not, there are always more slaves.
Published June 1st by Ace first published Kristen BjornsenZanial. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Freedom’s Landingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 28, Jan rated it liked it Shelves: It dives right in when Kris an escaped human slave on a strange planet, encounters Zainal, a Catteni the aliens who invaded Earth and took a bunch of humans off-planet as slaveswho is on the run himself. Figuring that a common enemy makes them some sort of allies, she saves his hide, which gets her captured again and dropped on Botany, a planet version of penitary colony.
Thus commences a tale of settling a new planet, organizing the humans and various kinds of other aliens, and figuring out who the original owners of the planet were. I liked how very unbigoted Kris was, and how ready to defend Zainal and the other non-humans. I loved that she kept chastising herself for her horniness.
All in all I was pleasantly surprised, and definitely want to read the second installment right away.
Polllyanna 09, Amanda rated it it was amazing. This was really good All kinds of neat robots that groom a prison planet and a lot of discussion among mixed-species prisoners on who and how should labor be divided and such. Very cool hard science fiction with all the robots and stuff with a female lead.
Oct 07, Sara J. So decided to spend the afternoon doing a little window shopping viz. There are two things things I remember polkyanna I see it: Thing is I have just the vaguest recollection of what it was about. Sep 28, Mandapanda rated it liked it Shelves: I had high hopes for the premise -kidnapped outworlders abandoned on strange new polyanna and they have to learn to survive.
I just don’t think it reached its potential. The MC’s were appealing but one dimensional and the dangers of the new planet were never dangerous enough. Reviews of book 2 have persuaded me that things get worse in terms of characterisation and plot so I will stop here.
Apr 05, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: This is a survivalist story, about a group of humans and aliens working together to establish civilization. They fight natives, not in the form of primitive aliens, but in the form of mechanized robots that seem to farm the planet on autopilot. Who owns these machines? They don’t know, ej they’d love to find out.
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The group has to deal with plenty of normal concerns, as well as hostility toward the Catteni the race that invaded EarthZainal, who is deposited with them. Kris, a survival expert, This is a survivalist story, about a group of humans and aliens working together to establish civilization. Kris, a survival expert, spends most livor her time exploring the planet, trying to find the food that one of the alien groups needs, saving others from scavengers and robots, and mapping the area.
I found this story to be very okay.
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It had a definite familiarity and, IMO, didn’t add to the many survival stories already on the market. Kris was a flat character, without much depth or nuance. In fact, none of the characters stood out as people, and none of the aliens really stood our as aliens.
I didn’t understand Kris’s attraction to Zainal, nor did I understand Zainal at all. The plot was okay, though this is a series, and I’m not convinced that I want to read the sequels, despite the fact that there are more mysteries out there. The mysteries aren’t compelling enough to me to overcome the character issues.
May 31, Susan rated it it was ok. Literally everything I remember about this book we’re talking about ten years since I read it here is that the aliens are “like human men, but pollyanja so.
Dec 17, kingshearte rated it it was ok Shelves: I’ve read most of what Anne McCaffrey has written, and find most of it thoroughly enjoyable fluff that I have re-read anywhere from several to many times, because it’s quick, and it’s like having a coffee with an old friend. I read the first three books of this series quite some time ago, and haven’t touched them since. However, recently, I decided to read the fourth book, but if I was going to do that, I’d have to re-read the first three, since I barely remember them.
Maybe at thi I’ve mo most of what Anne McCaffrey has written, and find most of it thoroughly enjoyable fluff that I have re-read anywhere from several to many times, because it’s quick, and it’s like having a coffee with an old friend. Maybe at this later stage in my life, I’d get more out of them. And initially, I couldn’t put my finger on why not. Kris, as a heroine, is pretty awesome.
And then I realized that’s kind of the problem. McCaffrey’s other heroines en also fairly awesome, but they’re flawed.
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Lessa is awesome, with many of those same characteristics, but she has a hell of a temper, and, for the first while, at least, carries a chip on her shoulder bigger than she is about her family’s ancestral holding.
Killashandra en pretty awesome, but is a little impulsive, and as a result of the crystal singing, can be a bit of a bit, and moaa memory loss. The Rowan is pretty awesome, but is rather haughty and has phobias. OK, not strictly true. She has some irritating quirks, like her constant correction of Zainal’s grammar, and her irritating modesty.
It bugs ppollyanna to compare anything unfavourably to Twilightbut at least there, Stephenie Meyer managed to create a character who is obviously hot, and obviously attracting a lot of male attention, but who is believably unaware of that until pretty much actually beaten over the head with it. Mainly because she’s stupidly oblivious, but whatever.
Kris, on the other hand, is well aware of the male attention. She full-knowingly rebuffs the advances of at least three men, gets comments from others, and is generally presented as being perfectly aware of the effect she has on men.
And yet later, we’re expected to believe that she’s “never thought of herself as sexy, or particularly attractive,” or whatever the exact words are. Anyway, these aren’t really character traits that make her more human; they’re just little behaviours that make her annoying. And Zainal too, awesome as he is who doesn’t love a gentle giant? It just makes their whole story less than engaging.
And not really much actually happens in this book, to take attention away from the less-than-stellar characters. You would think stuff would happen, but things mostly progress fairly smoothly.
They have a brief encounter with an abattoir, but they get out of that fairly easily, and effect a not-very-dramatic rescue of some other people there while they’re at it. They find this mystery of who made all the machines on this planet, but thus far, there’s not much threat from them, and they don’t solve the mystery in this installment. The closest thing they have to a real, life-threatening challenge is the nutritional requirements of one of the alien races, and frankly, watching them try various plants to try and fix the lack is just not that exciting.
The solution to it is slightly deus ex machinatoo. I have other minor complaints about grammatical issues, consistency issues, and the like, but I’m not even going to bother getting into those. Basically, the whole thing is just set up for the following books, but I’m a little surprised anyone was interested enough to publish the subsequent ones.
Although I will finish the series, thus far, I remain as uncaptivated by this story as I did the first time I read it. Folk who like books with short words and no big ideas. I don’t know if this is crap McCaffrey or if McCaffrey is crap. Let’s see if I can sum up in 10 points: The characters are stereotypes Sarge, who lacked only a cigar to chew on ; strong silent male love interest; attractive, outgoing female lead; wince-worthy black character the happy cook who talks like he’s about whip on a do-rag and call all the white folks “massa baas” ; helpless, eye-batting female sidekick; male creeper helpfully named “Dick”.
This is more or less the cast of charact I don’t know if this is crap McCaffrey or if McCaffrey is crap. I kept expecting Troy McClure to pop up. There’s an internal conflict here for the author, who apparently wanted to write an up-from-the-ashes tale without really considering what it might entail.
And if you accept it, it makes more “believable” the concept that the survivors could actually challenge a species with terraformed planets and spaceships the size of a small city. Turns out that almost all alien species are more or less humanoid. And the exceptions six-legged cows, bird-things and Not-Sandworms are dull and nonsentient. The spacefaring cat-people from Wing Commander a huge hit videogame when McCaffery was writing this and the Not-Sandworms.
Hmm, sandworms are attracted to vibration and hate water.