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All the Weyrs of Pern (Pern (Publication Order) #11)

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For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragon riders was to find a way to eradi ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published September 10th 1997 by Del Rey (first published 1991)
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Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Pern dragons in space! What's not to like?! Definitely a favorite!
Dec 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, dragons, 1990s
I was excited for this book because I thought it was going to uncover all the secrets of the Red Star and Thread. Unfortunately not everything is actually understood.

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In All the Weyrs of Pern, the characters uncover Aivas, an an
B.A. Williamson
Jul 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
That book was pretty awful, but I felt I had to get through it to finish the main "thread" of the story. McCaffrey has no sense of climax, conflict, or tension. The main conflict of the story was predistened to be succesful, and what should have been a thrilling climax turned out to be a little more than an errand, followed by a little waiting to see what would happen. McCaffrey frequently has this problem; any real conflict is either resolved to quickly, or is hardly a conflict at all. Characte ...more
Amanda R
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favorite Pern book, and probably the last truly good one she wrote before they really started going downhill. I love fantasy and I love sci-fi, so you give me a story about traveling in space on a dragon and I am in heaven. So many interesting ideas and concepts, about space travel, time travel, dragons, and all of my favorite Pernese characters, even Sorka and Sean. Wonderful, wonderful book.
Deborah Ideiosepius
This was a really good story, the first time I read it I found the direction the author had taken her world in surprising. Pern was settled by colonists from Earth and the technology lost into the pre-industrial, agrarian society that the reader knew so well from Dragonflight and the other Dragon books. In All The Weyrs, the original landing site of the colonists is uncovered and it holds amazing things. The settlers were forced to flee the Southern continent and the landing site due to volcanic ...more
I really enjoyed this book...this is Book #11 in the Pern Series. I do have Book #1 to read which is called Dragonflight. Book #11 is the only one that I have read so far in this series. Eventually I will read all of the Books in this series and since i have read Book #11 I don't need to re-read that one again.

I give this book 5/5 Stars here on Goodreads.

Anne McCaffrey is one of my all time favorite top Authors. I love her books.
Lianne Pheno
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Et voila on arrive enfin au tome tant attendu, celui qui conclu le cycle principale de cette merveille Ballade sur Pern.
Dans mon souvenir celui ci était mon préféré de tous, et il n'a pas faillit je dois dire.

Au final ceux qui attendent un livre palpitant plein d'action ou un livre de type thriller seront vraiment déçu de cette série. Je trouve que son titre résumé vraiment très bien le type de récit qu'il nous sert : c'est vraiment une Ballade. En fait o
Jun 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
I was gratified to finally read in 2007 how my old friends F'lar and Lessa managed to eliminate the threadfall forever in this installment of the Dragonriders of Pern books, which I began reading back in 1967 when "Dragonflight" was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact magazine in three successive issues. "Hooray" for F'lar!- for finally destroying his nemesis, with the help of the recently discovered AIVAS, forgotten in the buried ruins of the colonist's landing site for over ...more
Dec 24, 2007 rated it liked it
Okay . . . I'm done with Pern for now. Why read it . . . at my age!?

Well, being sci-fi and fantasy geek all one's young life can wear off after an adult lifetime of earning a living and raising a family (or starting a new one as in my case). Now middle aged, I remember the series and also recall I never read it although my adolecent friends in the highschool sci-fi club were all enthused about it. The decades passed and I found (and still find) that I'm in need of something to which I can listen
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-book
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Tom Lee
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne yes, Tod no!

I read most of Anne's books when they were first printed, and read most in a single sitting.

I recently read several of her son's books and wondered how I could have enjoyed the original books so very much, so I re-read several (in fact the first seven Perm stories she wrote) of the originals and discovered the problem. Anne was a magnificent writer her son is no writer at all. The one problem with the Perm tales is the mistake Anne made in not finding at least a good writer for
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
A re-read -- not quite as magical as when I read it in high school, but I am still a sucker for a) fantasy, b) sci-fi, c) origin stories and d) fictional worlds discovering their own origin stories (particularly that last one). Also a treat just having recently read Dragonsdawn, since it echoes so nicely.
Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Epic and ambitious, as I remembered it, but also flawed in more ways than one. The sexism that so annoyed me in the previous books was even more present here, and there were some clumsy inconsistencies in plot and naming that were distracting. Nonetheless, hail Pern and its dragons - a wonderful world.
May 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
I definately remember reading this one, back in the day when there was fan-weyrs at most every con...
Dana Stabenow
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
About killed me, too, when Robinton died.
Feb 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: british, fantasy, own
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Sep 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Unlike many other creators of alternate worlds, Anne McCaffery continues to mine fresh ore from the soil of her imagined reality. Her storytelling is good, too.
It was interesting to watch McCaffrey move her Dragonriders into modern science and astronomy.
Ralph McEwen
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series and this book in particular.
Aaah this book... This book is good because its flows, stuff is happening and building up to the final goal. So much happens and the final battle is waged!

In this book you really get a feeling for time passing, characters growing and Pern opening into a new age with refound knowledge and technology. You get a good sense of both sides of events, those who embrace the new and want to learn how to defeat their ancient enemy and those who fear the change and wish to preserve the world they know. It'
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, scifi-fantasy
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Kathy Mackey
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can All the Weyrs of Pern accomplishe the destruction of theard

With this the finale of the Dragon riders of Pern. Lessa and F'lar as Weyr leaders of Benden along with Jaxom, rider of Ruth the highly unique white dragon the end to Thread is with in grasp with the help of AVAIS a computer left by the settlers of Pern and only recently discovered after 2500 turns. It will take Crafts and Holds all working together as well as all the dragons of Pern to destroy the destructive Thread,. Meanwhile ther
Jane Irish Nelson
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
With the discovery of Aivas, the dragonriders finally have the the chance to eradicate Thread forever! But first those who will take part in the endeavor must learn many new techniques, and rediscover technology lost over time.

However there is a small group of dissidents who call Aivas "the Abomination" and wish to keep everything just the way it has been for centuries, despite the problems caused by Thread incursions, as well as problems between Hold, Hall, and Weyr.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book. Once I figured out what I thoughts the climax was going to be, I was then surprised the climax was more of a political one than a physical one. I always enjoy that about these books, they make me think. I was very sad at the end, but the way the characters coped was enlightening and satisfying. I think MasterHarper Robinton could teach the world a few things about forgiveness.
Elise Ochoa
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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All characters you've come to know and love in this never-ending series, but the wordcraft leans way too heavily on the knowledge of the part successes. If you didn't know any of the story, could this book stand alone? Not so much.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
On avance dans l'histoire « principale » et on retrouve Jaxom et son Ruth aux capacités inédites.

Les habitants de Pern ont découvert une intelligence informatique, laissée sur Pern par les premiers colons, Aivas (Siaav en VF). Grâce à Aivas, on va apprendre comment était la vie sur Pern aux premières heures, les erreurs des premiers Pernais, la premières chute des Fils, etc. C'est l'un des tomes qui nous apprend le plus sur le passé de Pern. C'est parfois un petit peu long, le tome aurait gagné
Anna Wick
Great conclusion to that part of the story. Sure it will go on
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A blast from the past
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Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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
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Other Books in the Series

Pern (Publication Order) (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
  • Dragonquest (Pern, #2)
  • Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1)
  • Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, #2)
  • The White Dragon (Pern, #3)
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  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern, #7)
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  • Dragonsdawn (Pern, #9)
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