posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by BO XIAN
I remember the White Dragon by the legendary Ann McCaffrey, I took a sicki just to finish it!
that was a fantastic story and I thought Ann never did a worthy follow up although some will argue that.
I am not sure of where she would/could have gone with it. I always thought she would eventually run out of a story line. Do not get me wrong, she
will always be one of the Stalwarts of Sci-Fi, one of the greatest writers of her era. In fact she almost single handedly put women into Scifi in
something other than a support role.
In fact she broke barriers one after another, just kept pounding them. No one else had done so. People now do not understand but back in the late
sixties / early seventies what she was doing had never been done before.
The ship who sang had a female hero in the lead role. Piloting a star ship no less. She was sexless. She was from a minority group, she was
disabled .......... and Ann just pulled it off like it was an every day occurrence. The acceptance of female lead roles in SciFi stemmed from this
Perhaps sometimes it is a better to leave people wanting more rather than doing a half hearted book.