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Title:
Queen
ISBN:
9780765329684
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
380 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Nicole Hammond is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with a strange alien ship called the Fyrantha. However, Nicole and all other sentient creatures are caught up in a war for control between two competing factions. Now, the street-kid turned rebel leader has a plan that would restore freedom to all who have been shanghaied by the strange ship. She just has to unite the many alien races being forced to combat for their freedom, dodge slaving war profiteers determined to capture her, and convince an AI at war with itself to trust her above all else. --
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Queen is the climactic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn's thrilling space adventure series, The Sybil's War.

"Tim Zahn is a master of tactics and puts his own edge on complex hard-SF thrillers." --Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author.

Nicole Hammond is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with a strange alien ship called the Fyrantha .

However, Nicole and all other sentient creatures are caught up in a war for control between two competing factions. Now, the street-kid turned rebel leader has a plan that would restore freedom to all who have been shanghaied by the strange ship.

She just has to unite the many alien races being forced to combat for their freedom, dodge slaving war profiteers determined to capture her, and convince an AI at war with itself to trust her above all else.


Author Notes

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the bestselling Star Wars (tm) novel, Heir to the Empire . Zahn lives in Oregon.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The muddled third space opera in Zahn's Sybil's War series (after Knight) continues the struggle for control over the Fyrantha, an immense psychic former warship. The self-appointed Shipmasters force the many alien species that have been thrown together aboard the ship to compete so they can determine which will be most valuable to sell as warriors. The Fyrantha teleported human Nicole Hammond, a former member of a Philadelphia street gang, on board to repair its deteriorating machinery in the previous installments and has since appointed her the Protector of the ship and its inhabitants. Now she works to win the support of fractious humans, coordinate the talents of various nonhuman allies, and repair the Fyrantha's fragmented artificial intelligence. But evading the wily Shipmasters and their brutal partners, the Koffren, becomes much more complicated when they teleport domineering members of her old gang from Philly onto the ship. The many factions make for a convoluted conflict, and the ship's complex physical layout makes the action sequences difficult to follow. New readers will have a hard time playing catchup and understanding the personal stakes for Nicole. This middling installment is strictly for die-hard series fans. (Apr.)