Sassinak. (with Anne McCaffrey) Baen Books. March,
1990. ISBN 0-671-69863
Generation Warriors. (with Anne McCaffrey) Baen Books.
March, 1991. ISBN 0-671-72041-4
Omnibus edition: Planet Pirates. (with Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye;
combines Sassinak, Generation Warriors, and Death of Sleep) Baen Books
December 2000. ISBN 0-671-31962-0 (HC) ISBN 0-671-72187-9 (PB)
Links to Elizabeth Moon books:
Sassinak is a young girl on a colony planet who is
captured and enslaved by pirates, only to be rescued finally and given a chance to join the
military. She rises through the ranks to become commander of a cruiser with a burning desire to
eliminate such pirates from the universe. It is her cruiser that rescues the survivors of the
heavyworlder mutiny on the dinosaur planet.
Sassinak, Lunzie, and others from the
previous books set out to untangle the conspiracy that is designed to overcome legitimate
government and put in place a tyranny...and they do.
Having the chance to work with Anne McCaffrey
on two of the volumes that make up Planet Pirates was one of the great experiences of my
writing life. It's impossible to overestimate the importance to a novice writer of working with
someone of Anne's experience, ability, and sensitivity. I learned much more than I could have
anticipated-- the technical aspects of melding a new story with existing books (the Planet
Pirates books are outgrowths of Anne's earlier Dinosaur Planet books), how to handle
multi-viewpoint stories, how to invent and imagine alien viewpoints, and--just as important--how a
great writer interacts with others--writers, editors, publishers, and fans. I am eternally grateful
for the opportunity.