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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 26, 2002 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Award-winning author Anne McCaffrey introduced us to the world of Pernnearly 30 years ago, and her books continue to thrill readers to this day. Pern is a world filled with powerful dragons, deadly parasites, and musicians whose prophetic songs bear warning of an uncertain future. For a limited time only, take advantage of this exciting opportunity: buy Dragonquest and get Dragonflight for free!Dragonflight: After ten long turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to reclaim herb birthright...and to Impress the young dragon queen and become Weyrwoman of BendenSuddenly the deadly silver Thread once again threatened all Pern withdestruction. But the mighty telepathic dragons that for centuries haddefended Pern were now few in number, not nearly enough to protect theplanet in its hour of greatest peril. So Lessa hatched a daring anddangerous scheme: Rally support from people who had long ago ceased toexist...Dragonquest: Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground.But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent...before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission...and before those dratted fire-lizards could stir up any more trouble!

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Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926, which she considers an auspicious date. She is a well-known author of over 50 books, mostly science fiction, and has won the coveted Hugo Award for science fiction. McCaffrey has been a writer from the time she was a child. She was educated at Radcliffe College where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Slavonic languages. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. McCaffrey has also studied voice and, at one time, sang opera. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and Ballantine Books published her first novel, "Restoree," in 1967. The book was unique in its portrayal of a woman as the main character in a science fiction novel, a genre known for its masculine heroes. McCaffrey was the first to introduce themes of romance into the genre as well. Anne McCaffrey is best known for her "Dragonriders of Pern" series, which consists of 14 books, and the "Ship Who Sang" series. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. McCaffrey is divorced, has three grown children, and now lives in Ireland.

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