Survey Ship

Survey Ship

by Marion Zimmer Bradley


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How do you make a spaceman?
You start the same way that you start to make a chess master, a ballet dancer, a trapeze performer, or any other difficult and complex task demanding highly trained and concentrated skills, physical or mental; you start when the future professionals are too young to know whether that is what they want out of life, or not.

United Nations Expeditionary Planetary Survey-UNEPS-starts every year with one hundred five-year-olds, discovered, in early testing, to be both mentally and physically superior.

Twelve years later the best graduates of the Academy are given a Ship and sent out to find habitable planets for humans to live on. But what happens to a small crew of teenagers once the Ship leaves Earth?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938185038
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her best-selling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988, and an annual anthology, SWORD AND SORCERESS. For more information, see her website:

Date of Birth:

June 30, 1930

Date of Death:

September 25, 1999

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California


B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Survey Ship 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Weird and good. The whole thing was about them finding their feet - it ended when the real story began. So what happened to them? As far as I know she never wrote a sequel...Good characterization, realistic challenges. I like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you intend for your cover art to look like an erect penis with a lopsided testicle?
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Fantasy. That will b fun
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LOZ and MINECRAFT and AMNESIA and GTA5 and SLENDER and KIRBY and POKEMON. Oh yeah free hugs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LoZ everytime.
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C. Pokemon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy. I would so be a pegasus in that rp!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pokemon if you can rp an actual pokemon. If not then fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the winner is.... <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> FANTASY!!!!! As promised, I've started a Fantasy rp located at "epic fantasy" all results. Please read the rules at the first result. <p> Oh, yeah. <p> The (only, it seems) other thing people voted for is Pokemon! So, I have decided to make a Pokemon rp at "rgb" results. In case you were wondering, that happens to stand for 'Red, Green, Blue.' If you've read the manga, you know what that means. If not, put down the nook and go read it!!! <p> Sincerely, Chronicler Thrandos, or Champion Red.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where all our dens will be. Okay, first things first, I say that mine name shall be Aspenfall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please state your name, age, rank, clan, appearance, and where I can contact you. Then answer these questions: Do you want kits? If so, how many and how soon? What do you think is most important in a relationship? Do you want to get to know a cat before being their mate? What is the first lesson you would teach your kits? Thank you! I will get back to you!