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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Restoree revolves around Sarah, an earthling abducted by aliens to the planet Lothar, and Anne, a regent of Lothar.
Sarah finds herself as a caretaker of Harlan, who’s been mentally incapacitated by his rivals through drugs. Thus, both are in an insane asylum as a result. Sarah must not only rescue Harlan from the vile drugs but also to escape from their predicament.
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The premise is a great set up for mystery, action, romance and political intrigue. However, the book did not deliver in restored of. However, the book did not deliver in any of those aspects. The characters are too simple and straightforward with a great propensity to change their established characteristics for plot holes. Many of the obstacles presented are too easily and conveniently resolved.
The actions, such as escaping from the insane asylum or the space battles later on, restoeee also simple and too easily solved. The science fiction explanations are also sketchy. There just isn’t much tension. The romance is instantaneous, with the heroine suddenly becoming the loveliest female and mccaffrdy hero the overprotective and possessive alpha male.
It also doesn’t help that the author throws in cheap contrivances to separate the main couple.
Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return mcaffrey Book Page. Preview — Restoree by Anne McCaffrey. Restoree by Anne McCaffrey. There was a sudden stench of a dead sea creature. There was the sudden horror of a huge black shape closing over her. Then there were pieces of memory, isolated fragments that were so horrible her mind refused to accept them. Intense heat and shivering mccarfrey excruciating pain; dismembered pieces of the human body.
Sawn bones and searing screams. And when There was a sudden stench of a dead sea creature. And when she awoke she found she was in a world that was not earth, and with a face and body that were not her own. She had become a Restoree Paperbackpages. Published by Corgi first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Restoreeplease sign up.
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Aug 15, Caroline rated it did not like it Shelves: I read this mostly as a historical analysis of science-fiction as it was the first book published by Anne McCaffrey in 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.
Reading it almost 50 years laterthe actions of the female protagonist are still completely dictated by the alien men in the story. Yes, the protagonist is head-strong and capable she can sail a ship and saves the I read this mostly as a historical analysis of science-fiction as it was the first book published by Anne McCaffrey in Yes, the protagonist is head-strong and capable she can sail a ship and saves the life of one man”.
However, the alien society is entirely male dominated and women are “claimed” by men with little female self-will being evident. Women are expected to bear children and men are ridiculed for being virgins seems pretty close to a s mentality.
It was a disappointment – the dialogue was weak and unbelievable and the main plot lacked suspense or interest. Anne McCaffrey was later able to fashion more nuanced and believable female characters in less ridiculously derivative settings in her later Pern novels.
I would skip this book unless you want to see how even when an author attempts to write a new novel with female achievement in a different society, she still cannot break free of the gender biases and prejudices of her own time.
This book still stands up today! Written in ’67 it’s a good, solid sci fi romance. I first read this as a teenager in the ’80’s. I loved it then and I love it now.
Fun to reread something I enjoyed as a kid and enjoyed it just as much as an adult. This one would make a great movie! I haven’t read Ms. McCaffrey in a long time but she used to be one of my top 10 authors. It’s too bad it’s so hard to find books like this today. This is one of those books that needs to be “rediscovered” by read Wow! This is one of those books that needs to be “rediscovered” by readers everywhere; along with Tarzan, and the Mars series.
They stand the test of time and are good, clean, and fun crowd pleasers. Jul 01, Tandy rated it it was amazing. This will be my 3rd go around of this book. It has been several years since I last read it and from what I remember, I really liked it.
We’ll see if my tastes have changed. Update Just finished reading and I still love this book. I’ve often wished that Anne would have written a sequel or at least continued on for a few more chapters.
Granted there are a few corny lines and at times I found myself skipping a few paragraphs because there was too much description on the scenery which often bore This will be my 3rd go around of this book. Granted there are a few corny lines and at times I found myself skipping a few paragraphs because there was too much description on the scenery which often bores me but overall it’s a good story with action and romance.
It wasn’t until I was maybe a dozen pages from the end when I finally started to get a sense for where the story was going or have some investment in what was going to happen or what was not.
Restoree is the tale of Sara, a lonely New Yorker who is kidnapped by aliens and loses all but flashes of her memory between the abduction and her coming-to, when she discovers she has been made to perform rote caregiver tasks as a sort of mindless drone on behalf of a comatose man.
“Restoree” by Anne McCaffrey
As an act of self-preservation she maintains her facade of rdstoree until she discovers that there is a sinister purpose for her state and that of her ward, so she hatches a desperate plan to escape the situation and in the process cmcaffrey that the man she’s been attending to is the Regent of a faraway planet. This planet, Lothar, has been under constant threat of attack by an invading alien force known as rrestoree Mil, and following several decades mccxffrey relative peace, the planet has fallen under political turmoil.
The majority of the book deals with the Regent, a man named Harlan, and Sara trying to escape and right the plot that put Harlan into a drugged stupor under Sara’s care.
Through the story Harlan and Sara fall in love, and Sara has a knack for getting herself into sticky situations since Harlan suspects her of being a Restoree, which is a condition punishable by death, so her origin cannot be revealed. But Sara is ignorant of a lot of Lotharian custom, history and geography so there is some tension about whether or not she will reveal herself at the wrong time, increasing as she gets ever more entangled in the politics of the planet while she tries to reveal the plot against Harlan and re-instate him as Regent.
I think the main issue I had with Restoree is that it’s kind of directionless, and for a short, page book, it really wanders and meanders and takes forever getting to the stuff that really matters to the reader.
A lot of the decisions in the writing process are very odd ones, to me. For example, the book reads a bit like a romance between Restoere and Harlan, but there is very little romantic tension here. restiree
Sure, there are some for-show complexities as Sara becomes a means for a Warlord-elect to undo some baseless rumors which makes her ability to be with Harlan somewhat complicated, but the end result isn’t mccaftrey a divide between Sara and Harlan, but simply a lack of public declaration. At no point is their relationship really in question or in jeopardy. Additionally, the key rwstoree point of Restoration and Sara being a Restoree is hinted at throughout but isn’t really explained until very late in the book at which point all the fears about it that Harlan hints at end up being more or less unfounded which cheapens a lot of the tension that propels the book forward, such that it is.
There are parts of the book that really work, such as the initial chance encounter that leads Sara to the palace without her allies where she has to resourcefully find a way to make the right friends and navigate the unfamiliar social customs. Additionally an astoundingly late-breaking subplot which serves also as a very convenient contrivance to interrupt a potentially difficult tribunal involves a military action that takes place remotely.
The effect is like a story told mxcaffrey a space shuttle mission where the point of view never leaves ground control. The level of tension, aided in large part by the lack of concrete knowledge of what is really happening out on the battlefield, is gripping.
But these segments only fill a few dozen pages. Way too much time is devoted to things like hatching a scheme for Sara to infiltrate the palace—a plan that is almost immediately scrapped, after it’s been mapped out in great detail over five or six pages—or to Sara expressing dismay over certain people or events while everyone around her says, “Nah, don’t worry about it.
Harlan is a bit too superman-ish, but he’s a reasonable foil for Sara. My biggest problem with the rest of the cast is that Ms. McCaffrey chooses too many names that are similar to others: It gets kind of confusing and is just unnecessary. I didn’t dislike Restoree, but it had too many weird tangents and too little focus for me to really enjoy. I liked McCaffrey’s style and her imagination and attention to certain details that might have been overlooked by other authors the technology level of Lothar was particularly interesting and novel indicated there is enough promise on display here for me to want to reestoree into some of her other work.
Rrstoree I just can’t give more than faint praise for a book that reads a bit too much like a first draft. Nov 25, Andrea added it Shelves: Sara, a country girl living in New York City, is kidnapped by aliens intent on stocking their larder.
After the horrors of a human abattoir, she comes gradually to her senses to find herself playing nurse to a non-responsive patient, on a different planet, with a new face.
And discovers that her charge is being deliberately drugged into annr