Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 359 pages
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All seems well on Pern until a mysterious ailment strikes killing myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders. Pern is left in mortal danger with no one to rise to char the prarasitic Thread. The dragonriders of Pern are in danger from a mutated strain of influenza.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Gift from sister in 1983. Signed by author when she came for the Mid-Can Con in Winnipeg. What a treat to meet her and hear her read from The Ship Who Sang. Read full review

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User Review  - Krumbs - LibraryThing

I'm dissatisfied with this book, but having a difficult time identifying why. I think it comes down to a few things: 1. I like a happy ending. If it's not going to be a happy ending, I want there to ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

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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