SHIP SERIES

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Dedicated
"To the memory of the Colonel, my father, George Herbert McCaffrey, citizen, soldier, patriot,
from whom the ship sang"

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The Ship Who Sang [1970]
The brain was perfect, the tiny, crippled body useless. So technology rescued the brain and put it in an environment that conditioned it to live in a different kind of body -- a spaceship.
Here the human mind, more subtle, infinitely more complex than any computer ever devised, could be linked to the massive and delicate strengths, the total recall, and the incredible speeds of space. But the brain behind the ship was entirely feminine -- a complex, loving, strong, weak, gentle savage -- a personality, all woman, called Helva...
This book was originally published as several short stories: The Ship Who Sang [1961], The Ship Who Mourned [1966], The Ship Who Killed [1966], The Ship Who Dissembled [1969] and Dramatic Mission [1969].

Another original short story about Helva titles "The Ship Who Returned" appears in the Anthology Far Horizons.

 

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Partnership (with Margaret Ball) [1992]
Nancia is her name, NX-934 her designation. A brand new member of the elite Courier Service of the Central Worlds, she's the "brains" within one of the most advanced interstellar ships around.
But Nancia's services will not always be utilized by people of her own high moral integrity. Her innocent vision of human nature shattered on her first voyage, the last thing she needed was a "brawn" partner like Forister. But idealistic Nancia and worldly-wise Forister might just save the galaxy...
 

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The Ship Who Searched (with Mercedes Lackey) [1992]
The Ship Who Searched tells the story of a shellperson and her search for the EsKays, a star-faring race whose artifacts are scattered throughout the galaxy, but whose fate is a mystery.
It all began when Tia, a bright and spunky seven-year old accompanying her exo-archeologist parents on an EsKay dig, was afflicted by a mysterious neural disorder, one whose progressing symptoms finally permit her no life at all outside of some total mechanical support system. But like The Ship Who Sang, Tia won't be satisfied to glide through life like a ghost in a glorified wheelchair; like Helva, Tia is going to strap on a spaceship! But Tia also set herself on a special mission: to seek out whatever it was on the EsKay planet that laid her low, to come to understand and then eliminate it -- so that no other little girl will ever suffer the fate of the ship who searched.
 

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The City Who Fought (with S.M. Stirling) [1993]
Simeon was bored with his life. It wasn't being  a shellperson that bothered him - he rather pities the "softshells" with their short lives and their laughably limited senses - but the routine of running the mining and processing station that made up his "body" was getting him down. So the excitement generated by the arrival of an out-of-control refugee ship was more than welcome - even if it did interrupt his latest wargame.
The refugees told of an attack by space barbarians who where headed Simeon's way and it soon became apparent that, if anyone was to survive, Simeon had to translate his skills at wargaming into the real thing and become The City Who Fought.
 

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The Ship Who Won (with Jody Lynn Nye) [1994]
Like Helva, the Ship Who Sang, (and Nancia, Tia and Simeon), Carialle was born so physically disadvantaged that her only change for life was as a sgellperson. And again like those others, Carialle decided she would strap on a spaceship. Her brawn is a guy named Keff. Their mission: to search the galaxy for intelligent beings, to travel where no shellperson and her brawn have gone before...
Alas, intelligent life is thin on the galactic ground, so when Carialle and Keff arrive on a very nice little world with very nice little aliens, fuzzy and polite and eager to please, they are overjoyed. But their joy does not last: their fuzzy friends turn out to be virtual slaves to a race of sorcerers, sorcerers who really do seem to possess magical powers of frightening potency, and who are neither fuzzy, polite, nor the least bit eager to please.
 
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The Ship Avenged (with S.M. Stirling) [1997]
Sequel to "The City Who Fought" set 10 years later. Joat, the 11-year-old technodemon from "The Ship Avenged", is an adult herself, and by hook, crook, and blackmail, she's become one of the youngest commercial ship owners in human space. Now, Central World Security has recruited Joat and the WYAL to determine the present whereabouts of the Kolnari space raiders, with whom Joat has an old score to settle.

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The City and the Ship (with S.M. Stirling) []
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The Ship Who Saved The Worlds (with Jody Lynn Nye) []
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The City and the Ship (with Mercedes lackey and Margaret Ball) []
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"Val and Rick with love"

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The Ship Errant (by Jody Lynn Nye) [1996]
Carialle and Keff were the brainship and brawn crew who discovered intelligent life on the planet Ozran. Now, she and Keff are serving as couriers for the globe-frogs, to return them from whence they came. But to go there, they must transit a sector where Carialle experienced a trauma so intense it nearly destroyed her mind. And now all the evidence is indicating that the slime who caused Carialle such pain in the first place may be the very globe-frogs she and Keff have just become friends with...