The Dragonriders of Pern
Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON. Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with Lessa, F'lar ...more
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I was surprised to discover it was a science fiction ...more
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
Very good writing, an ingenious world. The dragons are worth reading about, the characters are real and stay in character. The actions scenes are great, so are the descriptions. The plot follows itself as it should. This is the first three books which are a trilogy. So you can get the full read with this set.
I fully recommend all three. A little dark in places and a surprise ending, not sure if the all the main characters are always likable but they are real. A gre ...more
That’s not to say the volumes are not without many flaws. ...more
Strong points (all 3 books):
1. Generally likeable main characters who cooperate well against external threats. I ...more
I was given this for my 13th birthday by (of all people) my psychiatrist! I suppose it was his way of showing my foster-family that he, at least, supported my scifi habit.
Book one of the trilogy starts in the point of view of a very strong female lead character, Lessa. She' ...more
To get back to the book, The Dragonriders of Pern is an omnibus containing three ...more
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
This is an engrossing series. The characters and plots are well done. As you read you can see the people and dragons in your mind's eye. The writer, Anne McCafferty and her family thoughtfully provides maps to help pinpoint places.
The books show an indominable spirit and a will to survive adversity that is still pertinent in today's society. It also shows valuable insight about how if things are not remembered and taught they can co ...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