The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern #1-3)
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I've argued the genre of this series - fantasy vs sci-fi - since CompuServe days. To me it has always felt like fantasy and this 1st trilogy is certainly epic fantasy. Granted it becomes Sci-Fi as the Southern continent is explored and discoveries of origins made. I ge ...more
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Strong points (all 3 books):
1. Generally likeable main characters who cooperate well against external threats. I ...more
That’s not to say the volumes are not without many flaws. ...more
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Looking at it from a 1968 point of view (the same year as the first book in Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy I might add), it is an original plot with interesting premises - really a mix of science fiction and ...more
Anne McCaffrey's Pern is one of the most memorable worlds in science fiction and fantasy. Humans and their flying dragon companions live in fear of thread, a caustic, deadly material that falls sporadically from space. But when the thread doesn't fall for a long time, people become complacent, forgetting that it is the brave dragonriders who can save them from the periodic threat. But when the thread falls, human and dragon heroes must fight the scourge. This edition encompass...more
I fear a little of the gold leaf has flaked off but that's due more likely to the changes wrought in my ...more
Ann McAffrey introduces a wonderful world with fabulous characters and many dragons, that will not disappo ...more
Majorly distracted is my only defense. I really enjoyed it. It has been so long since I read it --- maybe 30 years --- that this was like reading the series for the first time. I didn't remember anything of The White Dragon at all. It could be that I was so busy with college work that it did not make that great an impression on me.
But for whatever reason, it is a great feeling to read an old book and have it seem completely new again!
Now, I'm a bit afraid to re-read it. I might someday, because the concept is incredibly cool, but now that I realize how badly the sexuality in these books is handled (particularly in regards to F'lar/Lessa) ... eck.
It's an older sci-fi series, post war. Some of the point of views are older, but a wonderful book series, depending on what triology/book series within the series you read there is something for everyone, its just a manner of finding it. That being said, the majority of it may not be for everyone. I have heard it from many people who I have suggested the book series too, but I've also had a lot of people say they enjoyed it as well. If ...more
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Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.
Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High Scho ...more