PETAYBEE SERIES

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Dedicated to
"Neva Reece for holding down the Scarborough fort (and supplying the cats with TLC) while we wrote at McCaffrey's house in Ireland. Thanks from us both, Neva."

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Powers That Be (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) [1993]
Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee. Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted. Geologic survey teams sent to locate newly detected mineral deposits were either coming up empty -- or disappearing altogether. And the locals weren't talking -- especially not to the company bent on exploiting the planet.
Disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock seemed to the company to be the ideal spy: the frailty that made her no further use to the military would be a perfect blind to allow her to get close to the Petaybean natives. But miraculously, with her relocation to the arctic planet came a return of Yana's health and strength. And the more she got to know the people of Petaybee, the more determined she became to protect her new home. For something strange and wonderful truly was happening on Petaybee. Something worth fighting for, or even dying for -- but, especially, something worth living for...
 

Dedicated to
"two fur gentlemen of great dignity and courage who have meant a great deal to both of us in their seperate ways and on different continents: Mr. Peaches & Simon Big-Paws"

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Power Lines (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) [1994]
Yanaba Maddock's short-lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee and its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting and wounding -- or even killing -- the world she had come to love. For Intergal persisted in denying that Petaybee was sentient, and nothing would stop it from stripping the ore-rich planet -- sentient or not. Only solid evidence would convince the company to leave the planet alone, and for all its sentience, Petaybee's communications were highly subjective; indeed, some outsiders seemed entirely immune to its voice. So Yana and her friends would have to find some other way to prove that the planet was worth more to the company alive than dead...
 

Dedicated to
"Maureen Beirne. Good Friend. Staunch Ally. Cheerful Companion. Experienced Tour Guide. For many kindnesses for many years."

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Power Play (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) [1995]
Petaybee was growing up. Day by day, the sentient planet -- like any child -- was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires... even to use human speech.
Yanaba Maddock had appointed herself defender of her adopted planet, and she had even succeeded in proving its sentience to all the nonbelievers. But despite all her efforts, few outsiders truly cared for the feelings and intelligence of what they perceived to be a giant hunk of rock -- or a mere oddity to be gawked at.
Then Yana was kidnapped. The price of her freedom -- the planet itself. But the only one who could speak for Petaybee was Petaybee -- and no one knew what a living planet could do once it found its voice...
 

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Petaybee Trilogy (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
The three volumes mentioned above in one book.