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Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey
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Feb 26, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: personal-collection, books-i-love-love-love, fantasy, sci-fi, favorite-authors
read count: lots

this was the first book i read in this series, before i realized it was part of a series. i have tried since to read others, but have been uninterested in them, because they didn't focus on what i like the most about this book - the whole idea of the colony. the idea of a diverse selection of the best and the brightest people of an overcrowded society breaking off to form their own community - and on a brand new planet! this story takes what i love about the history of the american pioneers and takes it to incredibly new heights. i wanted to be a part of it! i wanted to colonize a new planet and use modern technology and knowledge to start fresh in a cooperative agrarian community. how truly socialist these people were. i thought the bit about genetically engineering the dragons was fantastic, as well, but it pales in comparison to that other stuff. :)
this may have been one of my first anne mccaffrey books; i'm not sure if i read this before acorna. either way, i'm hooked on her writing style, but i do wish she wouldn't beat sequels to death (like some of the later acorna books).

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