|The Girl Who Heard Dragons|
Date: 15 August, 1995 — $7.99 — Book
Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Tepid. Definitely tepid. The title story is a companion to The Renegades of Pern, and details an incident of Aramina's life just before she goes to Benden Weyr. That one's not bad, and there's at least one more of interest in the book, but many of them are of the "Um... what?" school of writing. I really didn't get the point of the group unmoored in time, a group which McCaffrey expends more than one story on, and the one about the colonists on the apparently abandoned planet felt as though it shoud have more impact than it did.
These stories come from all over McCaffrey's career, which probably explains why some seem better than others. Again, though, this one's more for borrowing than buying.