Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 359 pages
133 Reviews
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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awesome book other than the sad ending. - Goodreads
This book was so depressing it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Anne is the most prolific writer of all time. - Goodreads
The ending felt really abrupt. - Goodreads
Loved the book for the love story. - Goodreads
GOOD STORY BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED A HAPPIER ENDING. - Goodreads

Review: Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #12)

User Review  - Nicole Mcguffee - Goodreads

The ending felt really abrupt. Read full review

Review: Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #12)

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

I enjoyed this Pern book. I did not enjoy the much clearer view of sex, the general promiscuity of Pernese and their prominent homosexuality. Yeah, it was in the other books, but it was brought out ... 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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