FREEDOM SERIES

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Dedicated to
"the memory of a special fan/friend, Judy Voros.
Hope heaven has chocolate (but it must!)"

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Freedom's landing [1995]
Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the Catteni ships 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...
 

Dedicated to
"Jan Regan. Who is more like Lessa than Lessa was. Exercising racehorses is the nearest thing to riding dragons on this good earth."

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Freedom's Choice [1998]
They had called the planet Botany, after the old penal colony on Earth. For that is what they were -- prisoners and dissidents from other worlds whom the hated Catteni had banished to an empty planet -- or what they thought was an empty planet. Kris Bjornsen and her fellow slaves had survived very well -- and one reason was that amongst their number was Zainal, a high-ranking Catteni who was as trapped on Botany as they were. Zainal knew the ways and technology of his people, and he had plans for fighting back. For, as he explained, the Catteni too were victims -- subject to the mighty and terrifying Eosi race, who used them as a galactic police force -- and also used them in more grisly and horrifying ways. And over Zainal's daring and secret plans hung a further mystery -- to whom did Botany really belong? Who had created the giant grain sheds -- the mammoth machinery that tilled the great fields? The new inhabitants of Botany called them the "Farmers" -- and waited for the day they would come to harvest their crops. And when that happened, the refugees were awed into silence -- for the Farmers were greater than anything the universe had ever seen.
 

Dedicated to
"the memory of 
Joe Mulcahy (1980-1997).
Don't look back in anger, 
I hear you say."

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Freedom's Challenge [1998]
The inhabitants of Botany -- a mixture of humans and extraterrestrials -- had managed to build a thriving and productive world out of what had originally been intended as a slave planet. And now they had plans to overthrow the terrible Eosi, who for centuries had existed by subsuming members of the Catteni race, living in their bodies, and ruling space through them. The Botanists had received mysterious and unexpected  help from the great beings they knew only as "Farmers" -- for the "Farmers" had thrown up a huge impervious space bubble round Botany. Even as the Eosi ships tried to pulverize the rebellious planet, the bubble held firm. But, safe though they were behind the protective device, Kris Bjornsen, Zainal, and all of the Council knew they had to go out and destroy the Eosi on their own ground. It fell to Zainal to risk his life in a desperate and daring mission to vanquish the monster life forms forever.
 

Dedication
"This book is respectfully dedicated to the people I've met on my chat line: herewith listed in their on-line nicknames. I apologize in advance if I have forgotten anyone, and this list is current even to newbies as of June 19, 2001. Many of you gave me your time, encouragement and often explicit help throughout this book. I am pleased to have met all of you listed below. Ciao."
(follows list with names reproduced here to the right) 

Freedom's Ransom [2001]
Stranded on an uninhabited planet by alien overlords, Kris Bjornsen and her fellow slaves surely would have died -- without the help of the exiled alien Zainal. Not only did they survive on the world they named Botany, they eventually drove their enemies away.
Now the freed slaves must struggle to find their place in a newly configured universe. In the wake of the alien devastation, Earth needs food. Botany needs technology. And Kris, Zainal and their people need to decide what kind of world they will become.

Special about this book is, that it is dedicated to fans Anne met on "The Kitchen Table Live", the chat room on her own site The Worlds of Anne Mccaffrey and that those fans are also named: Alettath, Ambrosius, An, Anareth, Angele, Anneli, A'ron, Aviendha, Barbie, BD, Becky/Coelura, Belarion, Betsy, Birgit, Bonnbon, Bowser, Brina, Cami, Cheryl, Chris, Cindy, Clueless, Corsaith, C'ris, Dark Steps, Debbiedamoodymom, Dianna, Draig, Elfinfriend, Elrhan, Emma, Freev, Gail, Gill, Gizmo nine, Grainne, Gery Bear, Gynna, Habit2, Happy Butterfly, Heideth, Hishin, Ivo, Jax, Jeffrywith1e, Jenna, Trivia lady, John, Jojo, Jor, Jorine, Khricket, Kismet, K'nan, Koolness, Kris Raven, Kyky, Lady Cygnet, Laurel, Leia, Little Bit, Loiosh, L'rry, Mallory, marie, MasterHarper57, Mavron, Melissa, Michael, Miranda, Moomin, Mousertx, Mpatane, Natalie, NCC2235, Nemkitty, Nemlee, Nirgal, Peanuts, Princess Jennifer, Quixotic, Ranen, Rapunzel, Raz, Rimmer, Rogue Wolf, Rosli, Rhube, Simon, Sparkies, S'ran/Sokar, SW, Tail Kink2Enniem, Tankiawee, Thalarob, Thunderchild, Tsarina, Wendy, Wolf Shadow, York Harper.