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Decision at Doona A fateful encounter between star roving races by the author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series After the first human contact with the Siwannese, that entire race committed mass suicide So the Terran government made a law no further contact would be allowed with sentient creatures anywhere in the galaxy Therefore Doona could be colonized only if an official survey established that the planet was both habitable and uninhabitedBut Spaceship had made a mistake Doona was inhabited Now the colonists choice was limited Leave Doona and return to the teeming hell of an overpopulated Terra Or kill the catlike Hrrubans Or learn, for the first time in history, how to coexist with an alien race

About the Author: Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s f novels in the 50s and early 60s It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat.

10 thoughts on “Decision at Doona

  1. The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) says:

    Here s another one that was written pre Dragon Flight I read this a long time ago and enjoyed it This is the one written by Anne McCaffrey, not by someone else with thair name placed next to her s It was one of three Anne McCaffrey stories that I remember as Science Fiction from McCaffrey That made this different from her Drag

  2. Allynn Riggs Allynn Riggs says:

    Now this is the type of science fiction I love Published in 1969 it looks at possible solutions to an overcrowded, bored, unenthusiastic world s McCaffrey also looks at the problems with non resident government making ALL the decisions with few or none of the facts even not believing the facts they are given or that the government may

  3. Karen GoatKeeper Karen GoatKeeper says:

    Before dragons Anne McCaffrey wrote many other scifi books Decision At Doona was one of these.What happens when two sentient species find themselves colonizing the same planet Both species come from overpopulated, paranoid planets where most people are too apathetic to dare any adventure Both species come from planets where almost the only life

  4. Susan Susan says:

    re read again 10 8 2013

  5. LG (A Library Girl& LG (A Library Girl& says:

    I ve read many of Anne McCaffrey s books, but for some reason I never got around to her Doona books This first one primarily stars Ken Reeve Earth is enormously overcrowded, so Ken is excited to learn that Doona, a planet uninhabited by intelligent sentient beings, has been discovered and that he and his family have been picked to be some of the first colonists

  6. Douglas Milewski Douglas Milewski says:

    Decision at Doona was published in 1969 byAnne McCaffrey, In this book, two races, both living on overcrowded world, decide to live on the same pastoral planet at the same time Once they discover each other, both are wary, but quickly learn to overcome their differences However, each believes that only misery will come from cohabiting with another race, and their laws fo

  7. Kim Kim says:

    After a long period of accidentally reading the second of the series without reading the first, I am only know reading Decisions at Doona Being a long term fan of Anne McCaffrey my opinion is that it s a pretty good book, but okay for her It s not her best book, but I have read quite a few worse The beginning felt a little choppy, like it was missing chapters or at least needed a

  8. Lynnda Ell Lynnda Ell says:

    Decision at Doona, written by Anne McCaffrey in 1969, tells the story of two distopian worlds whose citizens accidently colonize the same world Even after 39 years, this story captivates the reader with the the confusion that can come from two law abiding groups when neither set of laws allows for the existence of the other The story of how they get beyond confusion and politics to forge

  9. Altivo Overo Altivo Overo says:

    Early McCaffrey at her best This book is a classic so I will not say much other than that I had not read it until now A must for the furry audience in my opinion And I will certainly hunt down the other two books in the series, written and released much later in the author s career.

  10. Jerry Jerry says:

    Good for what it is, but still not one of Anne McCaffrey s best.

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