Imatge de l'autor

Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011)

Autor/a de Dragonflight

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Sobre l'autor

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, mostra'n més Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005. Photo by Szymon Sokół.


Obres de Anne McCaffrey

Dragonflight (1968) 9,134 exemplars
Dragonsong (1976) 7,080 exemplars
The White Dragon (1978) 6,459 exemplars
Dragonsinger (1977) 6,297 exemplars
Dragonquest (1971) 6,230 exemplars
Dragondrums (1979) 5,598 exemplars
Dragonsdawn (1988) 5,498 exemplars
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983) 5,032 exemplars
All the Weyrs of Pern (1991) 4,926 exemplars
The Renegades of Pern (1989) 4,329 exemplars
The Masterharper of Pern (1998) 4,111 exemplars
The Dragonriders of Pern (1968) 3,845 exemplars
The Dolphins of Pern (1994) 3,768 exemplars
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993) 3,628 exemplars
The Rowan (1990) 3,501 exemplars
Crystal Singer (1982) 3,493 exemplars
Dragonseye (1996) 3,461 exemplars
The Skies of Pern (2001) 3,447 exemplars
Nerilka's Story (1986) 3,380 exemplars
The Ship Who Sang (1969) 3,280 exemplars
Killashandra (1985) 2,981 exemplars
Damia (1992) 2,941 exemplars
Damia's Children (1993) 2,671 exemplars
To Ride Pegasus (1973) 2,649 exemplars
Crystal Line (1992) 2,614 exemplars
Freedom's Landing (1995) 2,436 exemplars
Pegasus in Flight (1990) 2,408 exemplars
Dragon's Kin (2003) 2,387 exemplars
Lyon's Pride (1994) 2,376 exemplars
Get Off the Unicorn (1977) 2,245 exemplars
Freedom's Choice (1997) 2,091 exemplars
The Ship Who Searched (1992) 2,017 exemplars
Acorna, the Unicorn Girl (1997) 1,935 exemplars
Freedom's Challenge (1998) 1,888 exemplars
Pegasus in Space (2000) 1,875 exemplars
The Tower and the Hive (1999) 1,849 exemplars
Powers That Be (1993) 1,757 exemplars
Sassinak (1990) 1,755 exemplars
Decision at Doona (1969) 1,738 exemplars
Dragon's Fire (2006) 1,699 exemplars
Restoree (1967) 1,678 exemplars
The City Who Fought (1993) 1,570 exemplars
PartnerShip (1992) — Autor — 1,554 exemplars
Dragon Harper (2007) 1,544 exemplars
Dinosaur Planet (1978) 1,501 exemplars
Power Lines (1994) 1,470 exemplars
Nimisha's Ship (1993) 1,462 exemplars
The Ship Who Won (1994) 1,420 exemplars
Freedom's Ransom (2002) 1,410 exemplars
Black Horses for the King (1996) 1,387 exemplars
Generation Warriors (1992) 1,380 exemplars
Acorna's Quest (1998) 1,377 exemplars
Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984) 1,338 exemplars
The Death of Sleep (1990) 1,334 exemplars
Power Play (1995) 1,280 exemplars
Acorna's People (1999) 1,203 exemplars
A Gift of Dragons (1973) 1,160 exemplars
The Coelura (1983) 1,109 exemplars
The Harper Hall of Pern (1979) 1,085 exemplars
Crisis on Doona (1992) 1,033 exemplars
Acorna's World (2000) 991 exemplars
Acorna's Search (2001) 866 exemplars
Changelings (2006) 849 exemplars
No One Noticed the Cat (1996) 790 exemplars
Acorna's Rebels (2003) 787 exemplars
Treaty at Doona (1994) 777 exemplars
The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern (1989) 724 exemplars
Acorna's Triumph (2004) 698 exemplars
The Lady (1987) 635 exemplars
Dragon's Time (2011) 617 exemplars
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Editor — 578 exemplars
Sky Dragons (2012) 567 exemplars
Maelstrom (2006) 563 exemplars
An Exchange of Gifts (1995) 551 exemplars
Catalyst (2010) 541 exemplars
Acorna's Children: First Warning (2005) 516 exemplars
Acorna's Children: Second Wave (2007) 456 exemplars
The Planet Pirates (1993) 431 exemplars
The People of Pern (1989) — Autor — 426 exemplars
If Wishes Were Horses (1998) 420 exemplars
Nerilka's Story & The Coelura (1983) 407 exemplars
Deluge (2008) 396 exemplars
Acorna's Children: Third Watch (2007) 380 exemplars
The Dolphins' Bell (1993) 364 exemplars
Rescue Run (1991) 347 exemplars
A Diversity of Dragons (1997) 298 exemplars
Catacombs (2010) 292 exemplars
The Crystal Singer Omnibus (1996) 285 exemplars
On Dragonwings (2003) 284 exemplars
Stitch in Snow (1984) 265 exemplars
The Mark of Merlin (1971) 251 exemplars
Brain Ships (2003) 248 exemplars
Space Opera (1996) — Editor — 235 exemplars
The Year of the Lucy (1986) 227 exemplars
Ring of Fear (1971) 196 exemplars
Three Women (1990) 175 exemplars
The Ship Who Saved the Worlds (2003) — Autor — 168 exemplars
The City and the Ship (2004) 166 exemplars
Dragonflight and Dragonquest (1992) 164 exemplars
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Editor — 142 exemplars
The Kilternan Legacy (1975) 120 exemplars
Doona (1992) 103 exemplars
Cooking Out Of This World (2006) 97 exemplars
The Smallest Dragonboy (1973) 93 exemplars
The Book of Freedoms (1995) 69 exemplars
Moreta's Ride (2005) 69 exemplars
Runner of Pern (1998) 39 exemplars
Weyr Search [short fiction] (1967) 36 exemplars
The Second Weyr (1993) 26 exemplars
The Ship Who Returned 25 exemplars
Beyond Between (2003) 24 exemplars
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey (1981) 21 exemplars
Honeymoon [SS] (1997) 21 exemplars
Dragonrider [short fiction] (1967) 16 exemplars
Dramatic Mission [short story] (1969) 7 exemplars
The Thorns of Barevi (1970) 7 exemplars
Habit is an Old Horse [SS] (1995) 6 exemplars
Drachenträume (2003) 6 exemplars
Duty Calls [SS] (1988) 6 exemplars
The P.E.R.N. Survey (1993) 6 exemplars
Dull Drums (1973) 6 exemplars
Horse from a Different Sea (1977) 6 exemplars
A womanly talent (1969) 5 exemplars
Pern: romanzo (1990) 5 exemplars
Apple [SS] (1969) 4 exemplars
Weather on Welladay (1969) 4 exemplars
The Ford Of Red Hanrahan (1993) 4 exemplars
Velvet Fields (1973) 4 exemplars
A Quiet One [novelette] (1995) 4 exemplars
The Greatest Love (1977) 4 exemplars
A Meeting of Minds [SS] (1969) 4 exemplars
Lady in the Tower [novelette] (1959) 3 exemplars
Daughter [short story] (1971) 3 exemplars
Changeling [short story] (1977) 3 exemplars
A Bridle for Pegasus {ss} (1973) 3 exemplars
The Impression (1989) 3 exemplars
Ever the Twain (2002) 3 exemplars
Tower and Hive Collection — Autor — 3 exemplars
Finder's Keeper {ss} (1973) 3 exemplars
Smoczy harfiarz (2010) 2 exemplars
Smoczy ogień (2009) 2 exemplars
2000 2 exemplars
2002 2 exemplars
Coup de chien (1999) 2 exemplars
O dragão branco 2 exemplars
Lady-in-Waiting [short story] (1995) 2 exemplars
McCaffrey Anne 2 exemplars
The Bones Do Lie (1995) 2 exemplars
The Mandalay Cure (1995) 2 exemplars
Gryphons Eyrie (1984) 2 exemplars
Crystal Singer / Killashandra (1992) 2 exemplars
To Ride Pegasus {ss} (1973) 2 exemplars
The Ship Who Dissembled (1969) 2 exemplars
The P.E.R.N. Survey 1 exemplars
Os Filhos de Damia - Volume I (1995) 1 exemplars
Dragon Holder 1 exemplars
Il segno del cielo 1 exemplars
Storm Breaking 1 exemplars
Alchemy & Academe 1 exemplars
La tour et la ruche 1 exemplars
La Ballade de Pern - tome 1 (2014) 1 exemplars
Dragonlight (1971) 1 exemplars
Weyr Search and Dragonrider (1967) 1 exemplars
Twins of Petaybee 1 exemplars
Timeline 1 exemplars
The Doona Trilogy 1 exemplars
La Ballade de Pern - tome 3 (2014) 1 exemplars
Maelstrom #2 1 exemplars
Tsw 6 Honeymoon 1 exemplars
The Ireta Adventure 1 exemplars
Dragonbrood (1978) 1 exemplars
Nilrika's Story 1 exemplars
1997 1 exemplars
La Ballade de Pern - tome 5 (2014) 1 exemplars
Dragonrider 1 exemplars
dragons fire 1 exemplars
Future Love 1 exemplars
Smocze oko (2009) 1 exemplars
La Ballade de Pern - tome 7 (2014) 1 exemplars
The Knolls of Korea 1 exemplars

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Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Col·laborador — 1,267 exemplars
Far Horizons (1999) — Col·laborador — 774 exemplars
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Col·laborador — 725 exemplars
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Col·laborador — 702 exemplars
Partners in Necessity (2000) — Introducció, algunes edicions461 exemplars
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Col·laborador — 396 exemplars
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1994) — Col·laborador — 394 exemplars
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Col·laborador — 381 exemplars
Women of Wonder (1975) — Col·laborador — 333 exemplars
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century (2001) — Col·laborador — 294 exemplars
Pilots Choice (2001) — Introducció, algunes edicions287 exemplars
The Art of Michael Whelan (1993) — Col·laborador — 261 exemplars
Legends II: Shadows, Gods, and Demons (1999) — Col·laborador — 244 exemplars
The Fleet (1988) — Col·laborador — 239 exemplars
Cats in Space...and Other Places (1992) — Col·laborador — 218 exemplars
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Federations (2009) — Col·laborador — 210 exemplars
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two, Book 2 (1968-1970) (1971) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
Moon Flights (2000) — Introducció, algunes edicions187 exemplars
Wings of Fire (2010) — Col·laborador — 185 exemplars
Nebula Award Stories Number Three (1968) — Col·laborador — 174 exemplars
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Col·laborador — 145 exemplars
Nebula Award Stories 4 (1969) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Col·laborador — 139 exemplars
Sworn Allies (1990) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
Futurelove: A Science Fiction Triad (1977) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women (2001) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Anne McCaffrey's Unicorn Girl: The Illustrated Adventures (1997) — Series Originator — 125 exemplars
Continuum 1 (1974) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Continuum 3 (1974) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
Total War (1990) — Autor — 105 exemplars
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (1989) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Continuum 2 (1974) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Time Wars (1986) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Once Upon a Time (She Said) (2005) — Introducció, algunes edicions102 exemplars
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 33 (2017) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Christmas Stars (1992) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
7th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1962) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium (1974) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Camelot: A Collection of Original Arthurian Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Continuum 4 (1975) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories (2016) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II (1986) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Omega (1973) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
The Many Worlds of Science Fiction (1971) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Dangerous Interfaces (Time Gate, Vol. 2) (1990) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Confederacy of the Dead (1993) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
New Destinies, Volume 8, Fall 1989 (1989) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Ten Tomorrows (1972) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Stellar #6: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (2002) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIV (1998) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
The Venus Factor (Anthology 8-in-1) (1972) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales (2003) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Analog Anthology #3: Children of the Future (1982) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
The Shape of Sex to Come (1978) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Analog 7 (1966) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Science Fiction Tales: Invaders, Creatures and Alien Worlds (1973) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Top Fantasy (1978) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Women of Vision : Essays by Women Writing Science Fiction (1988) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions33 exemplars
Destination Unknown (1997) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Future Quest (1973) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two (1962-1970) (1971) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Top Science Fiction: The Authors' Choice (1984) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Animal Brigade 3000 (1994) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Future Crimes (2021) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCI, No. 5 (July 1973) (1973) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Novel Ideas: Science Fiction (2006) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Young Demons (1971) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Cassandra Rising (1978) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Spaceworlds: Stories of Life in the Void (2021) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Demon Kind (11-in-1) (1973) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Galaxy Science Fiction 1970 July, Vol. 30, No. 4 (1970) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 11 • April 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Legenden: Das Geheimnis von Otherland und andere Abenteuer (2006) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger (2021) — Narrador, algunes edicions10 exemplars
The Road to the Stars (1992) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


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YA Fantasy - Dragon Eggs - Boy as Main Character a Name that Book (juliol 2009)


Still one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. And to think it was written waaaay back in 1968! It shows a smart, flawed heroine, political maneuverings, and a world-building that came from thinking and postulating about what might have happened when the spaceships grew tired of their mission.

Lessa is the last survivor of the ruling family of Ruatha Hold, one of the oldest fortresses answering to the oldest Weyr, Fort Weyr. How these got the names and designations they did is not part of this book. Instead, we are picking up with Lessa's life, her past told in bits, and the visit of two dragonriders to her hold. And what results.

What I did not grasp as a smart 16-year-old when I first read this is the need to tell the story of why the adults in charge have brought dragonriders into such disrepute. And why the dragonriders F'lar and his half brother, F'nor, are working so hard to help Lessa succeed once she has impressed the new queen dragon, Ramoth. It's all about complacency and a forgetting of the reasons for the old ways and old ballads.

Lessa learns about the civilization on Pern, the ballads, the teachings, what it means to be Weyrwoman, over the couple of years it takes for her queen to mature. When Ramoth has her first mating flight, Lessa is partnered with the rider of the bronze dragon who mates with her, F'lar, and the two quickly work to bring in better ways of running the Weyr.

Part of the fall of dragons into disrepute is the lack of a reason for their existence. Dragons of Pern chew firestone and flame away Threads, which fall on Pern from a neighboring planet every 200 years for about 50 years. In this story, the Threads have not fallen for 400 years so the Holds are wondering why they need to sustain the population of the last remaining Weyr, Bendan Weyr. And for some strange reason, the other Weyrs have been abandoned for many hundreds of years with no record of their inhabitants' whereabouts.

Then Thread begins to fall, otherwise complacent Holds watch their crops and greenspaces burned away, and the existing dragonriders realize that they do not have the numbers to effectively guard against the destruction of Thread. How Lessa puts together the bits and pieces of dragons and their riders, what they are capable of as a duo, leads to a rejuvenation of the reason for dragonriders and is the latter part of this book.
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threadnsong | Hi ha 181 ressenyes més | Jun 8, 2024 |
I have recently been revisiting the world of Pern through audiobooks to fill a long commute. I started with The Harper Hall trilogy, backtracked to Dragonflight and Dragonquest, forward to The White Dragon, then Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Had to skip Nerilka's Story as it was not available as an audiobook, so moved on to Dragonsdawn, and now Renegades of Pern.

What has become very clear on this relatively quick jaunt is how very much McCaffrey's writing and worldview matured from the late 60s to 1989 when Renegades of Pern was written. With Dragonsdawn and Renegades of Pern, I am finally in the era of McCaffrey that I remember best from my youth, with relative equality between the genders of the characters, a progression towards a more egalitarian culture, and the written romantic relationships feeling far less dated in terms of consent and sexual politics.

That being said, the structure of Renegades is a little odd and as other reviewers have mentioned it feels a little more like a series of novellas. There are multiple plots and multiple viewpoints, and it drops one entire thread for what feels like half of the book before resuming it a long way down the road. The first half or so of the book, we are with brand new characters, and then suddenly we switch viewpoints and resume the tale of familiar faces such as Piemur and Jaxom, et al in the Southern Continent, before integrating both storylines towards the tail end of the book. With the audiobook format I found this much less jarring than I might have otherwise, so it really didn't bother me. But other readers might not realize if they've only made it through the first part of the book that much of the substance of Renegades weaves intrinsically into a continuation of the events of the end of The White Dragon and leads directly into All The Weyrs of Pern.

All this to say, as always, McCaffrey develops her characters well, though maybe old favorites may seem a little more fleshed out than the new introductions, her command of the language is satisfying to read, and her world building remains ON POINT. Renegades may be no one's favorite Pern novel for its oddities of structure, but I appreciate it as part of the overall tapestry of the world of Pern.
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thelorelei | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jun 7, 2024 |
I really like the premise here: a planet called Pern that was colonized and forgotten by the rest of humanity, its technology mostly vanishing with time. Every 250 years a neighboring planet passes nearby and is the source of spores that "attack" Pern, voraciously consuming all organic material unless they are destroyed first. The Pernese use intelligent firebreathing dragons to fight the threads. A human rider has a telepathic bond with their dragon, formed by Impression at the dragon's hatching. The bonding instantly creates a very close, lifelong relationship. These dragonriders live in separate communities (called Weyrs) whose function is being ready to defend Pern against the threads, in the next pass of the "red star". The rest of Pern depend on the Weyrs to protect them when the threads come, but in the long intervals between passes the reason for the Weyrs' existance can be forgiotten, and there are tensions between the dragonriders and the communities that are supposed to maintain them.

So far so good, but the execution was not so great. The dragons can not only teleport in space, but also in time, and the possibility of time travel removes a lot of tension to the plot, because you can always fix something by traveling back in time. Also, the description of the community of the Weyr is rather superficial, focusing on the "weyrwoman" and the "weyrleader", who is chosen depending on which dragon mates with the queen dragon. Everything the characters do turns out well, and as a romance it's rather superficial also.

Quite readable, but a bit frustrating because you sense that something more could be done with these ideas. The best part is the glimpses of fascinating worldbuilding.
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jcm790 | Hi ha 181 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
Sky Dragons by Anne & Todd McCaffrey is the 24th book in the Dragonriders of Pern series and was the last book in the series to be published after Anne McCaffrey died in November 2011.

This unfortunately was not one of the better books in the series. I think all the "timing" it that has happened in the last few books that were published has made even the authors' brains a bit addled. All of the back and forth, back and forth is becoming utterly confusing.

I still love the characters that Todd McCaffrey has created. Some of them really stretch themselves and grow during this book. We see them overcome some formidable obstacles, including dissension amongst themselves. In the end, they come up with a solution to help the planet which is still in peril from the dreaded dragon sickness. It remains to be seen whether or not this solution will actually be the solution needed, but it's a start. We may never know if what they tried worked or not since there hasn't been another Pern book published since Ms. McCaffrey died.

In the end, I would still recommend this book to Pern-lovers because I think it does advance the storyline, but it is certainly not one of the best books in this series.
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Valerie.Michigan | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | May 3, 2024 |



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Katalin Orosz Translator
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