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Turtleback Books, 1986 - Fiction - 320 pages
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At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening it with disaster.

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Review: Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1)

User Review  - Mara - Goodreads

I'm not sure why Ms McCaffrey's books seem so dated to me (this is my third), but I can't deny they scream "old" to me. It's clear that the author does try to include women in a man's world. And she ... Read full review

Review: Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1)

User Review  - terpkristin - Goodreads

Another one I read ages ago but currently have on my iPhone or Kindle to re-read. I remember loving Pern--and "blame" Anne McCaffrey for getting me into science fiction and fantasy (well, her among ... Read full review

About the author (1986)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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