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With a plot all about young Talents stopping a child trafficking scheme, the book gets creepy when an older good man basically imprints on a 12yo That he will wait for her to be older doesn t really change the fact that he s perving on a child This is too disturbing to make this a good read, which is a shame since I ordinarily like McCaffrey s. Early McCaffrey counts as comfort reading This one s amusing, but sadly losing the spark it held for me in my childhood In too many ways she only scratches the surface of the underlying social issues, of the characters pysches, and even of one of the major romances. I m not sure how many times I ve actually read this one, but it s still a favorite I read this a couple of times as a teenager, and it was reliable enough for those times when I just needed a fun, easy book to get through that I still had a copy on my shelf It s been a while, though, and reading it as an adult was a jarring experience.Just to start with the book expresses some truly nasty assumptions about people from south and west Asia Neesters, in the slang of the book up to and including characters blessing a much older man essentially claiming a 12 year old girl I read this a couple of times as a teenager, and it was reliable enough for those times when I just needed a fun, easy book to get through that I still had a copy on my shelf It s been a while, though, and reading it as an adult was a jarring experience.Just to start with the book expresses some truly nasty assumptions about people from south and west Asia Neesters, in the slang of the book up to and including characters blessing a much older man essentially claiming a 12 year old girl to be a future partner because Neester girls ripen sooner Beyond that, I m surprised by how casually authoritarian the Talent are in this book It s hidden by setting them off against a world government with very Soviet coercive trappings, but it s stunning to see the disregard for human dignity and autonomy that I completely glossed over as a teenager reading this outsider wish fulfillment fantasy A light read,enjoyable than the first in the series, I guess because it was written as a whole, rather than a collection of short stories Still quite dated in gender views and technology, but overall good fun. Pegasus in Flight 1990 is the talents book that nobody asked for, one written to link up with her other psychic books set in the Nine Star League Fluffy to a fault, the future depicted in this work is simultaneously utterly terrifying and authoritarian, and that s the good guys The bad guys are worse.The book itself follows three main plot lines Tirla, Retinger, and the forced labor building of a space station You read that right, forced labor People are scared of talents because they re Pegasus in Flight 1990 is the talents book that nobody asked for, one written to link up with her other psychic books set in the Nine Star League Fluffy to a fault, the future depicted in this work is simultaneously utterly terrifying and authoritarian, and that s the good guys The bad guys are worse.The book itself follows three main plot lines Tirla, Retinger, and the forced labor building of a space station You read that right, forced labor People are scared of talents because they re different, which is weird because the population should be scared of talents for their mind control which is systematically used to keep the population docile This is not an exaggeration This is literally one of their jobs Working conditions are horrible, yet nobody goes on strike In fact, on the space station, working conditions are murderous, yet even that can t get the building supervisor removed.Properly, this tale should be a short story, or a novella at best There s just not enough going on to sustain an entire novel Anne frequently presents the same information multiple times, or wanders down a dull and easily cut siding As usual, McCaffrey s villains are not only pedestrian and dull, they re so stupid that they kidnap psychic kids If you want to destroy your own secret human trafficking ring from the inside, kidnap a psychic kid They really were stupid The other villain is just a stupid and demanding manager who should be assailable just because she s so incompetent, criminally mismanaging the construction of a space station.If this book isn t sounding very fun, it isn t, which is exactly my point Nothing about the book is fun Nothing It s good for a skim and that s about it.You ll notice that I have nothing to say about the characters That s because there is nothing to say about most of the characters Not one of them shone for me One s a street smart scamp and the other is a future super psychic, and together, they fight crime That s not a joke, either.This book goes onto my cannot recommend for any reason list To readreviews in this series and others, check out my blog keikii eats books 82 points, 4 stars Quote How can there be that many illegal children in the Residentials Jerhattan City Manager Teresa Aiello demanded of Medical Chief Harv Dunster Your people are supposed to tie off after a second pregnancy Review Well, Pegasus in Flight was definitely less troublesome than To Ride Pegasus was I mean, I still have some major what the fuck issues Yet those issues aren t anywher To readreviews in this series and others, check out my blog keikii eats books 82 points, 4 stars Quote How can there be that many illegal children in the Residentials Jerhattan City Manager Teresa Aiello demanded of Medical Chief Harv Dunster Your people are supposed to tie off after a second pregnancy Review Well, Pegasus in Flight was definitely less troublesome than To Ride Pegasus was I mean, I still have some major what the fuck issues Yet those issues aren t anywhere near as many or as glaring as I had with the first book It helps that this book was written nearly twenty years after the first was The world had changed a lot in those twenty years, and the book reflected that change Thank god.Pegasus in Flight is about two generations after the events of the first book The Talents world has moved on from learning psychics exist They have adapted to having psychics around And boy have they adapted Their entire way of life is structured around the fact that they exist The entire world seems structured in such a way that the Talents live and work for the good of all I genuinely love this adaptation I love the worldbuilding that it entails.In this book there are two different plotlines, which take place in two different worlds, all on Earth, with two very different people Yet in the end, it is all the same.The first plotline is what I have dubbed the Good plotline, because it has genuinely good people in it It follows two threads The first is that there is a quadriplegic teenager who has been trapped in a hospital bed, yet is reaching out with his psychic powers for help Peter ends up being the strongest telekinetic in the world, as is able to use his Talent to propel his body Wrapped up in this plotline is that Earth is building a Space Station, for the good of mankind Earth is overpopulated, and they re trying to do something about it And they re leaning on telekinetics in any way that they can.The second plotline is the Bad plotline, because the people in it are horrific These horrifying people are wrapped up in the worldbuilding In this book you see the near utopia of the previous plotline contrasted dystopian nightmare hellscape of this one It is a hell of a trip.This second plotline is located in what is essentially the slums People are only allowed to have two children, since Earth is overpopulated, and they have to curb growth somehow And once they have two children, they are forcibly altered so they can have no further children So in the slums, they decide this is in my opinion, somewhat rightfully, an infringement on their rights, and so they have illegal children Only, they end up selling those children when they get old enough for money to people who prostitute their children out Charming.Overall, I found Pegasus in Flight to be an interesting social commentary Until the end When a guy in his mid to late twenties falls in love with a 12 year old Seriously And they decide to wait for each other, because the guy had a premonition that she d be ready for him In four years When she is sixteen.Sigh.This was mostly free of the glaring ethical issues that plagued the first book, just a whole lot of societal issues Yet I chalk the societal issues up to worldbuilding, because that whole sterilization thing was horrid, but it made some sense This relationship was just unnecessary with a whole helping of what the fuck.I genuinely love reading about this world, though I loved the main characters I just sometimes wish this was written today, instead of nearly 30 years ago I wish it was written by a different author But this is the story I got, and I m sticking to liking it *Read ⇤ Pegasus in Flight ⇺ As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind s stepping stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the CenterFeisty and streetwise, twelve year old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs Young Peter, paralyzed in a freak accident, hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function easily Both desperately needed help only other Talents could provideWith the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, Rhyssa suddenly found herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her people And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual and unexpected abilities, she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentkind Pegasus in Flight is the second in the Talent series This book takes place about sixty years after To Ride Pegasus Rhyssa Owens is now the director is the Eastern Parapsychic Center This story isabout two children that come under Rhyssa s tutelage Tirla and Peter Tirla lives in the dens and warrens of the Linears, large projects the blanket the metro center now called Jerhattan New Jersey and Manhattan have combined to form one massive city She makes a living through her un Pegasus in Flight is the second in the Talent series This book takes place about sixty years after To Ride Pegasus Rhyssa Owens is now the director is the Eastern Parapsychic Center This story isabout two children that come under Rhyssa s tutelage Tirla and Peter Tirla lives in the dens and warrens of the Linears, large projects the blanket the metro center now called Jerhattan New Jersey and Manhattan have combined to form one massive city She makes a living through her unique ability to speak any language Peter is a quadriplegic He was injured in an accident He lives in the hospital as they attempt to rehabilitate him He often dreams of green spaces, never realizing that he is making use of telepathic and telekinetic skills These two children come to the notice of the Talents at the Center They become wards of the Center and help to spoil the child organ farms and labor camps of some pretty nefarious characters.I liked this storythat its predecessor, To Ride Pegasus This is one complete story, rather than a series of connected short stories The protagonist characters aredeveloped and I was muchable to connect to them The development of Peter s Talent was writtenartistically I particularly like the relationship between Rhyssa and a completely non psychic marketing strategist I thought the relationship that develops between Peter and Rhyssa was also touching The only things that sort of disturbed me was the relationship that sort of develops between Tirla and Sascha Roznine, the flatness of the antagonists and the perfection of the Talented world Tirla is only twelve years old when she comes to the Center, while Sascha is a confirmed adult I read him as early 30s McCaffrey has them getting married when Tirla turns sixteen There are NO scenes in the book about any sort of physical relationship Are there are only mentions of the feelings that develop between the two Despite this, the vast age difference is a bit uncomfortable for me, as a reader I will admit that this difference isimportant because Tirla is so young If she was even twenty years only and Sascha was nearing forty if wouldn t be so weird, but she s a young teenager The bad guys in this novel are suitably slimey and worthy of hate, but they are very one dimensional This spills over into the next novel also The final thing that I didn t like was that every Talent is so god awfully good No Talent takes advantage or even jay walks They all walk on the right side of the law, both civil and moral Really I think not.Overall, I would recommend this book to both Young Adults and Adults It might particularly interest those who already enjoy science fiction It might even appeal to those who enjoy the current crop of dystopian novels, even though it is quite sunny overall This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I finished it, so I can t be too critical of this novel I must divulge this is my first foray into the works of Anne Mccaffrey, so perhaps I am judging too quickly on what may be a fluke in a collection of excellent works However, I have little good to say about Pegasus in Flight.To start there are what feels like twenty recurring characters, far too many for a book which, while one in a series, is the only one in which most of these characters appear I suppose the sheer amount of named chara I finished it, so I can t be too critical of this novel I must divulge this is my first foray into the works of Anne Mccaffrey, so perhaps I am judging too quickly on what may be a fluke in a collection of excellent works However, I have little good to say about Pegasus in Flight.To start there are what feels like twenty recurring characters, far too many for a book which, while one in a series, is the only one in which most of these characters appear I suppose the sheer amount of named characters are included in order to try and make up for the fact that almost none of these characters are delved into with any kind of depth beyond the surface level Even those who should be main characters Rhyssa, Peter, Sascha, Dave feel distant, simply names on the page.I won t even get started on the relationship development in this book I ll just say that the first physical interaction between two main characters should not include one asking to marry the other Totally out of left field Makes one wonder what the author s point of reference is for romantic relationships And it s not okay or normal for a middle aged man to be mentoring a 10 year old, feel sexually attracted to her, and be waiting for her to grow up That s just passed off in a paragraph toward the end, no explanation, just that s that.I like space drama, that s my fantasy bread and butter, think Heinlein For some this may be just your perfect brand of weird I just kept waiting to get pulled in, waiting to get to know the characters I was not rewarded for my sweating out this work Two stars because I finished it And future novels are cool