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Old 02 December 2015, 02:43 PM
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I am looking for a book series I read as a child--I did not own the books, they came from my local library.

It was a Sci-fi series about 3 or 4 people who were flying a spaceship to a distant planet to colonize it. On their ship, they have hibernating people that will be woken up once they reach their destination.

Their ship is semi sentient, in that they could interact with it, and one of the crew members had a computer chip implanted in his brain.

I don't know when they were published, but I read them in the early to mid 80s--say 83-86.

TIA for your help!
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Old 02 December 2015, 03:15 PM
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Perhaps the Exiles Trilogy by Ben Bova??
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Maybe a little modern, but it sounds like this series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homecoming_Saga
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Old 02 December 2015, 05:03 PM
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Neither of those look right. I should have mentioned that these were written to a pre-teen/YA audience--each book was around 100 pages or so.
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Maybe Deepwater trilogy by Ken Catran?

(The main character in the first book is called Robbie Mikkelson )
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I am looking for a book series I read as a child--I did not own the books, they came from my local library.

It was a Sci-fi series about 3 or 4 people who were flying a spaceship to a distant planet to colonize it. On their ship, they have hibernating people that will be woken up once they reach their destination.

Their ship is semi sentient, in that they could interact with it, and one of the crew members had a computer chip implanted in his brain.

I don't know when they were published, but I read them in the early to mid 80s--say 83-86.

TIA for your help!
How old were you when you read it? Was it directed toward young adults?

Do you remember the cover?

Was it in first-person?
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It sort of reminds me of the Ship who series by Anne McCaffrey, but she only had short stories at the time and the books came later.

Maybe this site could help? This result came up when I searched Google for sentient ships colony.
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Destination: Void (a prequel to the Pandora Sequence) by Frank Herbert?
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Destination: Void (a prequel to the Pandora Sequence) by Frank Herbert?
I would strongly doubt it; it's the least like the description while retaining any semblance to the key search words that I can think of.
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How old were you when you read it? Was it directed toward young adults?

Do you remember the cover?

Was it in first-person?
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I was maybe 12-14 years old. I read it in 85 or 86, and I think it was directed toward teens/young adults. Cover was a spaceship with lots of orange and black. 3rd person as I recall.
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Cover was a spaceship with lots of orange and black.
Just on a hunch, do a google image search with the search terms 'chriss foss' and see if any of those spaceships look familiar. He was an incredibly prolific painter who did tons of scifi novel covers back in the day and was well known for his colorful spaceships.
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Maybe Deepwater trilogy by Ken Catran?

(The main character in the first book is called Robbie Mikkelson )
Just encountered this thread and that was my first thought, but likely not. Deepwater Black is about 6 kids (later books have a slightly different 6 and 8), flying across the universe to Earth with gene banks.
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