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The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

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Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the worlds 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, Flar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others. And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..
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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.

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Dragonriders of Pern is a sci-fi science fantasy series written primarily by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey , [a] who initiated it in Beginning in , her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne. The series as of July comprises 23 novels and several short stories. Most of the short fiction has been collected in two volumes or incorporated in one of the novels, so Dragonriders of Pern is sometimes identified with the 24 books. Life on Pern as presented in the novels resembles a pre-industrial society with lords, holds, harpers musicians, entertainers, and teachers , and dragons, with the occasional examples of higher technology like flamethrowers, telegraphs , chemical fertilizers , and powerful microscopes and telescopes. Pernese people are described as belonging to four basic groups: Weyrfolk including Dragonriders who live in the Weyrs, the Holders who live in the Holds cities, towns and farms , the crafters who live in Crafthalls or are assigned to work their crafts in certain Holds , and the Holdless who have no permanent home including traders, displaced Holders, and brigands. One of the main threats to Pernese civilization in the series is Thread , which is described as a mycorrhizoid spore that periodically rains down on the planet due to the orbit of the Red Star.

I've never read it, but I've heard good things about Naomi Novik's Temeraire Series. The first book in the series is His Majesty's Dragon, if I'm not mistaken.
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Typically, these creatures are majestic, rarified, and have some ability to communicate with other individuals, either through speech or telepathy. Many fantasy books have dragons, but few feature dragons as something other than wild beasts to be ridden or slain. This list gives you some of the best out that contain dragons as major parts of the story or even major characters in the story itself. Because I'll invariably receive comments asking about this: I've intentionally left off many books from this list which I don't consider 'the best' dragon fantasy. This includes Eragon and the Dragonlance novels. Her not-quite-a-direct-sequel series, Live Ship Traders, introduces more of her vision of dragons to the reader, and dragons do play a central role in the series though the book is not necessarily directly focused on them.

Dragonriders of PERN is a science fiction series which got initiated in Beginning the series in , Ann and her child Todd McCaffery have written pern novels both individually and jointly. And since she has been able to write a total of 22 novels with short stories included which have been incorporated either in one of the volumes or in the two volumes. The setting of PERN features an ancient society consisting of the harpers teachers, lords, dragons and holds entertainers and musicians. The technology used is high referring to the instruments such as: telescopes, powerful microscope, chemical fertilizers, telegraphy and flamethrowers. The people involved come from four distinct groups: the Holders living in the holds farms, towns and cities , the Weyrfolk living in the weyrs and riding Dragons, the Holdless displaced holders, brigands and traders and the crafters, those who work as crafts and live in crafthails. In Dragonsdawn, the planet PERN is depicted as paradise to its colonialist, the agrarian activities are being carried out here.

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  1. Dragonriders of Pern is a sci-fi science fantasy series written primarily by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who initiated it in Beginning in , her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne. The series (as of July ) comprises 23 novels and several short stories. Dragonsong, Dragonsinger and Dragondrums before.

  2. Before Landing[edit]. The planet Rukbat 3 was surveyed about years before settlement Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series initiated by Anne McCaffrey That includes one book by Anne and Todd published in July , several Dragonsblood; Dragongirl (, Todd McCaffrey); Dragon's Time (

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