Title: Powers That Be
Author: Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey, 1993
Series: Petaybee, Book 1
Synopsis: Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee. Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted, while some people were simply disappearing. None of the locals were talking to the company, so the company sent disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock to spy. But a strange thing happened. With her relocation to the arctic planet came a return of Yana's health and strength. And the more she got to know the people of Petaybee, the more determined she became to protect her new home....
Review: Petaybee is named by the people living there after the PTB, the Powers That Be, which refers to the corporation that thinks it owns the planet and considers all the occupants as employees, even though the ancestors of these people were moved onto the planet several generations ago.
Both the native people and the animals have been changed into something brand new. And the planet itself is something completely unexpected. Since this novel takes place on another planet, it's obviously Sci-Fi, but there is a good dash of Fantasy woven into the tale.
This is a great, fast read and I've already started the second book in the series.
Rating: 8.5 / 10