DINOSAUR PLANET
&
PLANET PIRATES SERIES

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Dinosaur Planet [1978]
A planet of giant saurians... They had died out on Earth 70 million years ago. Yet here, on a newly-discovered planet in a far corner of the galaxy, the creatures of the Mesozoic era ruled.
The expedition was stranded, struggling for survival in a world of giant swamp creatures and deadly predators. And faced, soon, with a menace from within its own ranks...
 

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Dinosaur Planet Survivors [1984]
To escape extermination by their heavyworld colleagues, Kai, Varian and their companions sought refuge in the suspended animation of cryogenic sleep. Now time has elapsed - how much is hard to tell, but at least two generations - and the survivors emerge from their hibernation.
Ireta, the Dinosaur Planet, is much changed. The heavyworlders have regressed to primitive barbarity. Much necessary life-support equipment has malfunctioned or disappeared. The very face of Ireta has altered. But help is at hand - a rescue ship is on its way. Even as hope begins to spring, however, new problems arise. What are the motives of the mysterious Theks? Why are the intelligent Giffs - pterodactyls locked in an evolutionary blind alley - acting so strangely? Above all, what possibility could be the cause of the mindless hostility of the heavyworlders?
 

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Sassinak (with Elizabeth Moon) [1990]
Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. But Sassinak turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. And finally, she escaped. But that was only the beginning for Sassinak. Now she's a fleet captain with a pirate-chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in life: not enough pirates.
 

Dedication
"For another survivor, 
Lida Sloan Moon"

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The Death of Sleep (with Jody Lynn Nye) [1990]
Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil knew the so called "planet pirates" were capable of terrible things. But -- also like every other citizen of the Federation -- she never in her heart of hearts believed anything would happen to her...
When pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger Lunzie didn't panic. She kept her head, made it to a lifeboat and she isn't too worried; she will spend a month or two in cryogenic stasis awaiting inevitable rescue, and then proceed with her life. Only it might not be a month or two... Lunzie was a healer and all she wanted in life was a chance to make things better for others. But she was getting the feeling that she was particularly marked by fate: every ship she served on ran in trouble en she ended up in coldsleep. When she went to the Dinosaur Planet she thought the curse was lifted -- but there she met a long-lost relative named Sassinak who'd make her life much more complicated...
 

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Generation Warriors (with Elizabeth Moon) [1991]
Lunzie, fresh from her adventures in The Death of Sleep, has discovered that the one good heavyworlder she ever met isn't so good after all...
Fordeliton, sent off to investigate the connection between the super-rich and the planet pirates, is now dying of a mysterious slow poison. His aunt's spiritual advisor wants to give him her "special cure".
Dupaynil, having made the mistake of pushing Sassinak too far, has been exiled to Seti space aboard a tiny escort vessel -- where he's discovered that the crew are in the pay of the planet pirates...
Aygar, the idealistic young Iretan, is out to prove he has brains as well as heavyworlder brawn... but there are plenty who'd like to blow them out before he can learn to use them.
Then there's Sassinak, ordered to report to FedCentral for the trial of the mutineer Tanegli. She'd been told to disarm her ship when it enters restricted space; she'd been told her crew can't have liberty or leave; and she'd been told to follow all the rules. You remember Sassinak... the only person who might be able to stop the disaster ahead has never been one to follow the rules...
 
Planet Pirates (trilogy) (with Elizabeth Moon and Jody Lynn Nye)
This book holds the three Planet Pirates titles.
 
The Mystery of Ireta
This book contains both Dinosaur Planet books.