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Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short-story collection. Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernese ocean...Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons: The Dragonriders of Pern!

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"[F]ive highly readable tales....This collection will provide some answers long awaited by avid Pern fans." Publishers Weekly

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"McCaffrey's unadorned prose allows characters and plot to take center stage." Library Journal

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"Fairly mediocre stories, overall, but don't underestimate the crowd-pulling power of McCaffrey's all-but-legendary planet." Kirkus Reviews

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, even before the classic novel Dragonflight was written, a story was published. It was called "Weyr Search" and it introduced to the world the incredible Dragonriders of Pern. Now, Anne McCaffrey celebrates a quarter-century of dragons and dragonriders as she returns to the form that started it all: the first-ever Pern short-story collection! Let the queen of dragons herself take you back to the earliest days of Pernese history as she brings to life events that shaped one of the most popular worlds in all of science fiction. Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent, as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernese ocean. Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr. And discover a secret lost in time: the rescue of some of the original colonists, before the planet was cut off forever! Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons: The Dragonriders of Pern!

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Let the queen of dragons herself take you back to the earliest days of Pernese history as Anne McCaffrey brings to life events that shaped one of the most popular worlds in all of science fiction, in this first-ever Pern short-story collection.

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Over the past few decades, Anne McCaffrey has won legions of fans through the vivid imaginary worlds she creates in her Dragonriders of Pern series. She continues this legacy with her latest addition, The Skies of Pern, a riveting tale of a world in chaos and the unlikely heroes who must save it.

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Moony, May 31, 2010 (view all comments by Moony)
A wonderful MUST HAVE IT THIS INSTANT OR I WILL GO INSANE book. It leaves you with the feeling of MORE, MORE, MORE. MUST HAVE MORE. that feeling. Have a happy reading!
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A great must have for the Dragon Riders of Pern and Anne McCaffrey fans! It really fills in some of those questions regarding certain names and history's mentioned through the other books in the series. You also get some new tales to keep you intrigued and leave you wanting more!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345368997
Author:
Mccaffrey, Anne
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Epic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories (Single Author)
Subject:
Pern (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Pern (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Pern
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Chronicles of Pern
Series Volume:
87-10
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.94x4.20x.92 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345368997 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[F]ive highly readable tales....This collection will provide some answers long awaited by avid Pern fans."
"Review" by , "McCaffrey's unadorned prose allows characters and plot to take center stage."
"Review" by , "Fairly mediocre stories, overall, but don't underestimate the crowd-pulling power of McCaffrey's all-but-legendary planet."
"Synopsis" by , Once upon a time, a long time ago, even before the classic novel Dragonflight was written, a story was published. It was called "Weyr Search" and it introduced to the world the incredible Dragonriders of Pern. Now, Anne McCaffrey celebrates a quarter-century of dragons and dragonriders as she returns to the form that started it all: the first-ever Pern short-story collection! Let the queen of dragons herself take you back to the earliest days of Pernese history as she brings to life events that shaped one of the most popular worlds in all of science fiction. Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent, as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernese ocean. Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr. And discover a secret lost in time: the rescue of some of the original colonists, before the planet was cut off forever! Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons: The Dragonriders of Pern!
"Synopsis" by , Let the queen of dragons herself take you back to the earliest days of Pernese history as Anne McCaffrey brings to life events that shaped one of the most popular worlds in all of science fiction, in this first-ever Pern short-story collection.
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